Skip to comments.Priests threatened with arrest if they minister to military during shutdown
Posted on 10/04/2013 3:05:02 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
In a stunning development, some military priests are facing arrest if they celebrate mass or practice their faith on military bases during the federal government shutdown.
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 Churchs full range of pastoral ministries and spiritual services to those in the United States Armed Forces.
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Obama is making us the laughing stock of the world.....again.
Are there any negative predictions about Obamao which have not come true yet? Maybe gulags? Family death camps for Christians?
Will imams be likewise affected???
This is a religious issue.
Priests have a duty to say Mass and perform the Sacraments.
Suppose someone were to be seriously ill, would they arrest a Priest for giving Extreme Unction?
If I were a Priest I would just have to let them arrest men and show what real fools they are.
So if a soldier is dying and a priest tries to get to the base hospital to minister to him, he faces arrest?
Where in the Constitution does it say that?
And since non-priests are forbidden from practicing Christianity at all, this pretty much puts God in the dog house, so to speak. You’d think Democrats would want to shut government down permanently, in that case.
They should man (WWJD?) up and go to the klink.
This Admin is filled with evil men.
this is just awful
I think it is time for some civil disobedience.
Any Priest/Minister who violates the Prophet Obonghole’s edict and gets arrested will have done a huge service for God and for our Country as the people cannot possible sit idle in the face of such tyranny.
It is doubtful even his propaganda machine in the MSM could possibly spike such a story.
This could put us back on the track of limited government that the founders created for us. Please someone challenge the boy president.
possible = possibly
It's like an early 1950’s black and white civics class film on Communism that seemed silly because you figured that it would never come close to happening in the USA.
The way the government hates the spirit and all the values those who fought in WWII, it's a wonder the Leftists weren't shooting at the 80 year old war heroes when they went to visit their own monument.
The best thing to do in order to grow and strengthen a religion is to persecute its members.
Obama’s a Chicago type goon... a well spoken one, but still - totally Chicago...
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