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a Christian clergyman attached to a private chapel of a prominent person or institution or ministering to a military body, professional group, etc



in the Catholic and Anglican churches:

(1) A clegyman in charge of a chapel or home church and also an assistant parish priest.

(2) A clergyman in the army; in bourgeois states, as a rule, the chaplain has the rank of an officer or general. In addition to his religious functions, the chaplain is also responsible for the political convictions and morale of the soldiers and officers.

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Chaplains don't offer spiritual advice unless the worker specifically requests it, Hall said.
This seemingly simple development took years as chaplains had to sometimes literally fight to earn the respect of the military leadership.
He provides background information on each of the four chaplains, and shows how they worked to serve the men prior to the ship's sinking.
Soldiers and chaplains who tried to force religion on their comrades thus often faced ostracism.
But four part-time chaplains - one Free Church and three Roman Catholic - will still lose their jobs and a full-time Anglican chaplain will now be employed by Worcestershire Mental Health Partnership instead.
Chaplains are often regarded as shadowy marginal figures, and their roles are not fully understood.
Los Angeles County's fire chief is revoking the badges of the department's chaplains and drafting new policies on when firefighters who volunteer as chaplains can be paid in the wake of new state and federal homeland security restrictions.
A bipartisan group of Congressmen have sent a letter to President Bush as Commander in Chief asking him to "protect by Executive Order the constitutional right of military chaplains to pray according to their faith.
For the past decade, Army Chaplains at Fort Benning and Fort Hood have been at the forefront of an initiative to support those on the home front, and to assist our returning warriors in the resumption of their lives.
McCormack, both of whom are board certified with the Association of Professional Chaplains, The Work of the Chaplain is a straightforward and specific guide for the multireligious areas in which chaplains minister.
But, ironically, he added that at Oxford he would have recommended the Anglican chaplains, many of whom, he said, are "very nice people"
Chaplains help with FBI memorial services, they visit FBI employees in the hospital, they even marry FBI employees, she said.