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A chaplain shortage is hitting the National Guard
A chaplain shortage is hitting the National Guard

North Country priest serves double duty in New York's Air National Guard

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Yesterday we reported that New York's National Guard is struggling to hire enough clergy to serve as part-time chaplains. The problem reflects an aging clergy and also a growing shortage of priests across the North Country - and across New York state. Brian Mann spoke with Father Douglas Decker. He's the priest at St. Cecilia's in the Jefferson County town of Adams. He also serves with New York's Air National Guard.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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