The United States Space Force (USSF) is a proposed branch of the United States Armed Forces, which is intended to have control over military operations in outer space.

Those who believe in the supernatural power of God know that the greatest need is to “stand strong against” (spiritual warfare) the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

St. Paul wrote,

Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:10-12

With this greatest of needs in mind, I am launching a new branch of the United States Armed Forces: The United States Grace Force (USGF).

Of course, this does not rise to any official branch, but it is the most important branch as it calls upon the Power of God to protect and bless our nation, especially praying God’s protection (“Got Your Six”) for those who put their lives on the line to protect and defend our freedom.

Since 2016, tens of thousands of faith-filled prayer warriors have joined forces and engaged in spiritual warfare as we have prayed, with belief, for our country. Through various spiritual warfare campaigns, such as the miraculous 54 Day Rosary Novena, and other powerful prayers and novenas, nearly 50,000 prayer warriors have received daily marching orders (through daily emails with specific prayers and reflections/teachings). Many more have participated through social media. This mighty force has witnessed a multitude of miracles and answered prayers, including the thwarting of evil designs as many long-standing evil regimes are being toppled. Satan and his minions are in pure “panic mode.”

The Grace Force adheres to this ancient maxim, which was popularized by President Ronald Reagan: “We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression.” We are emerging from a very grim period of spiritual weakness as the vast majority of Christians ceased to believe in the supernatural power of God. As a result, Satan and his minions have been able to move almost unabated while, in spiritual terms, we have stood naked on the battlefield with no spiritual armor and no spiritual weapons to combat Satan’s evil designs. (Continue Reading)



Fr. Richard Heilman

Very Rev. Richard M. Heilman was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Madison on May 27, 1988.  Father Heilman is the Vicar Forane for the West Dane Vicariate, and is a past Wisconsin State Chaplain for the Knights of Columbus.

Father Heilman founded an apostolate for men’s faith formation called the Knights of Divine Mercy. Having focused his seminarian studies on spiritual direction, Father Heilman recognized a great need, early in his priesthood, to assist men in their roles as devout Catholic husbands and fathers. He is also the founder of Ladies of Divine Mercy and Squires of Divine Mercy.

He is the author of the Church Militant Field Manual. He has also authored five other books, calling men, especially, to ”Special Forces Training for the Life of Christ.” He has been a guest host on Relevant Radio’s“The Inner Life” for the past ten years. Fr. Heilman is a leader, with Cardinal Burke, of the Catholic men’s movement, “The Holy League.” He is the creator of the “Combat Rosary,” based on the original WWI military issue rosary. The Combat Rosary is now the Official Rosary of the Pontifical Swiss Guard (See video below).

Father Heilman is an avid user of new media for faith formation, finding his inspiration in St. Maximilian Kolbe who mastered the use of new media in his day. Fr. Heilman’s online teachings can be found at his website, Roman Catholic Man, which is dedicated to helping Catholics understand and train for their role in the mission of combating evil and rescuing the souls of our loved ones who have lost the precious gift of faith.

Father Heilman is the Spiritual Head of the United States Grace Force. The United States Grace Force (USGF) is a “special operations force” specifically trained in spiritual warfare and intercessory prayer. The USGF capabilities include the large-scale use of powerful supernatural weapons (sacramentals, etc.) and prayers. While there are various special operations, the primary mission of the USGF is to implore God’s protection and blessing on our nation, especially imploring God’s protection (“Got Your Six”) for those who put their lives on the line to protect and defend our freedom. To date (2019), there are nearly 50,000 enlisted in the United States Grace Force.

He is the chaplain for the Holy Family Homeschoolers. He is also very involved in pro-life activities as the chaplain for Vigil for Life and the Women’s Care Center.

Since 2004, Father Heilman has served as pastor of two parishes, St. Michael the Archangel parish, with locations at St. Ignatius in Mt. Horeb and Holy Redeemer in Perry, and St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff. Fr. Heilman currently serves as pastor of St. Mary of Pine Bluff, which has added the Traditional Latin Mass, and while he serves as chaplain of various apostolates and missions. Father Heilman served as pastor from 1998-2004 at St. John the Baptist in Montello. He served as associate pastor at St. Henry’s in Watertown from 1994-1998. He was associate pastor at St. John Vianney in Janesville from 1991-1994. He was the Vocations Director for the Diocese of Madison from 1989-1991. His first priestly assignment was at Our Lady of the Assumption in Beloit for one year in 1988-89, prior to being named Vocations Director.

Father Heilman is a native of Madison, WI. Born to Walter and June Heilman (both deceased) on June 24, 1958 (birthdate of St. John the Baptist), he is the third of seven children. Father’s family helped begin St. Maria Goretti parish, and he attended SMG for grade school. He went on to Edgewood High School, and was an All-State football player. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Loras College. He earned his Masters of Divinity and Bachelor of Sacred Theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary.


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