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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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today called on the Navy to deny an application for a secular humanist to serve in the Chaplain Corps.
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Most chaplains are asked to serve as counsellors or wellness advisors, sometimes for students who are not Anglicans or Christians.
One of the driving forces behind the elimination of, or reduction in, professional prison chaplains is budgetary constraints.
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The critical part lies in assessment of patients' religious views and spirituality along with their families' opinions before offering meeting with chaplains.
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George Washington established the Chaplain Corps on July 29, 1775, approximately 25,000 chaplains have served in over 270 major wars and combat engagements.
In this issue, I would like to focus on a more specific group, the chaplains of this great organization.
Army chaplains faced in the 1960AEs and 1970AEs not only as attitudes toward religion and morality were changing but also as chaplains grappled with their personal beliefs about the war in Vietnam.