Priest, Pastor or Porthole: The role of a Navy chaplain

Christine Senini

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This article explores what it is that RAN chaplains do and how they do it. It shows how they participate as a force multiplier in the organisational mission to '˜fight and win at sea'.™ It seeks to demystify some of the pastoral-liturgical understandings surrounding chaplaincy vocational identity and functions both at sea and ashore. It encourages Defence personnel to consider professional military chaplains as an important asset in both reducing and resolving personal, personnel, and organisational issues.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11
Number of pages1
JournalCommander's Papers
Issue number2013
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013


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