Chris Moore And Father Dennis Callahan


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In 2017, Father Dennis Callan, S.V.D., needed a liver transplant after his nonalcoholic fatty liver disease developed into cirrhosis. Having served as a missionary in Taiwan for 18 years and in Korea for 16 years, the priest of the Society of the Divine Word had spent part of that time ministering to Catholics in the U.S. Army at Fort Humphreys in Pyeongtaek. When Army Warrant Officer Christopher Moore heard of Father's Callan's condition, he was led by the Holy Spirit to step forward. In an operation at Northwestern Medical Center in Chicago on July 12, 2017, the married father of two sons donated two-thirds of his liver to Father Callan. The surgery was such a success that Officer Moore was running a marathon just three months later, and Father Callan has long since returned to active ministry with a clean bill of health. In this edition of Catholic Military Life, the only official podcast of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), Father Callan and Officer Moore come together again to talk about both the physical and spiritual aspects of their experience. Officer Moore, who runs every year on Team AMS in the annual Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C., to raise money for the Archdiocese, shares why he goes above and beyond the call of duty to support the free exercise of Catholic faith in the U.S. Military, even to the point of risking his life to save one priest at a time when Catholic priests and military chaplains are in short supply.

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