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Shocking: Priests threatened with arrest if they minister to military during shutdown (Even if they volunteer)

Friday, October 4, 2013 17:59
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In what is nothing less than yet one more example of Barack Obama’s sick, ideologically-based strategy to purposefully make the shutdown as painful as possible, some military priests are facing arrest if they celebrate mass or practice their faith on military bases during the federal government shutdown.

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Via The Daily Caller:

[...] “With the government shutdown, many [government service] and contract priests who minister to Catholics on military bases worldwide are not permitted to work — not even to volunteer,” wrote John Schlageter, the general counsel for the Archdiocese for the Military Services USA, in an op-ed this week. “During the shutdown, it is illegal for them to minister on base and they risk being arrested if they attempt to do so.”

According to its website, the Archdiocese for the Military Services “provides the Catholic Church’s full range of pastoral ministries and spiritual services to those in the United States Armed Forces.”

In his piece, Schlageter worries about this restriction as Sunday nears. “If the government shutdown continues through the weekend, there will be no Catholic priest to celebrate Mass this Sunday in the chapels at some U.S. military installations where non-active-duty priests serve as government contractors,” he wrote. … Continue reading here.

Shocking, yes … surprising, given how some believe he feels about the Catholic Church, not at all.



Source: http://www.hyscience.com/archives/2013/10/shocking_priest.php

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