Skip to comments.DOJ Retaliates Against Priest for Suing over Govt Shutdown of Mass
Posted on 01/19/2014 12:26:38 PM PST by SumProVita
A Catholic Navy Chaplain, who sued the Department of Defense and the Navy after he was banned from celebrating Mass at a Georgia naval base during the recent Government shutdown, appears to be the target of a Federal government retaliation.
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It's the largest and oldest continuous institution on the planet...ever.
Redundant, I know.
Lotsa luck, Eric baby.
This Priest is not a Catholic Navy Chaplain. He is a civilian Priest who has a contract to perform Catholic services on the base. The article makes it seem that the contract is with the Priest personally and not the diocese, which may be true, but I don’t know.
The stunt to shut down these services was a cheap political trick as very few other government contracts were ended or suspended unless they had ended their specified Period of Performance. However, if he violated terms of his contract, he’s going to have problems getting another one.
The part about the DOJ imposing terms of a contract doesn’t ring true. The contract would be negotiated and awarded by a DoD contracting agency, not by DOJ. I think that this story has some serious factual flaws.
This Priest ought to be talking with the Georgia Congressional Delegation, who might actually be able to do something about it.
How about bragging on the Lord you serve rather than on the sinful people who are serving him.
That would be the DOiJ.
Thank you for alerting us about this attack on Christianity by the current administration.
Father Leonard remarked that, In China,[where he served for 10 years as a missionary] I was disallowed from performing public religious services due to the lack of religious freedom in China. I never imagined that when I returned home to the United States, that I would be forbidden from practicing my religious beliefs as I am called to do and would be forbidden from helping and serving my faith community.
The contract would be negotiated and awarded by a DoD contracting agency, not by DOJ.
Doesn’t matter, this is the era of hope and change; laws, contracts, normal business practices, normal bankruptcy rules - none of these apply. It is whatever El-Presidente decides to do that counts.
Welcome to the world’s newest dictatorship.
In this case, if DOJ were to award a contract, then they would have to pay it. That would never happen.
The Obama administration reminds me of what would happen if you gave a bunch of angry 4-year-olds hand grenades.
The DOJ request for 60 days to review should be DENIED.
If they didn’t know the legal basis for their initial actions, that’s too damn bad.
Lotsa luck, Eric baby.
Yeah, now the Church is going to withhold Mass from Obama and Co.
Maybe even Polosie!
Pelosi is a major league, first class, blue ribbon, A-1, NUMBA one a-hole. Always was; always will be.
How about NOT ragging on me?
Or haven't you met your ragging-quota yet today?
Anybody still think we live in the land of the free?
We’re starting to look like the Cristoeros. Next they will be killing the priests and all Catholics!
Watch the Church grow then!
For those who don't know the "Christeros" were Catholics persecuted in Mexico at one time.
Obummer, DOJ, HHS sue Nuns, Priests, Bishops, Cardinals
-put lien on Vatican buildings and Vatican bank.
“Anybody still think we live in the land of the free?”
Yes on even on FR. “Cringing News Network” still does.
“I do NOT see our own government as a threat. Our own government is simply a mess.”
“Cringing” has my vote for best FR comment of the year!
what constitution? I don’t need no dirty stinking constitution....
what in the world are you mumbling about??
Take it personal if you must, but that’s the cost of identifying with a church that thinks it has to glorify itself.
Saw the movie. being raised catholic i cant believe this was not taught to us.
you can never resist the opportunity to bash the Catholic Church.
you are John 6:60-66 to a tee.
If you actually follow my posts, you will see me getting in dutch with my Protestant peers rather regularly for cozying up to Catholics!
But when a Catholic gets self-judgmental, maybe I shouldn’t be too hard on him or her because that’s what he or she is likely to have learned, and not dreamed up on his or her own.
By the way I checked out that passage. Your church assumes it can “speak words of life” of itself rather than being a servant that passes said words on from God as best it knows how.
SATAN is Alive and VERY BUSY in the Obama ADMIN>!!! VERY BUSY!
Killing 80 men women and children at Waco... okay.
Filing a legal complaint to protect your rights... book-em Dano!
I think you hit on exactly the modus operandi of this regime...
Obama hates the free exercise of religion.
Take it personal if you must, but thats the cost of identifying with a church that thinks it has to glorify itself.
As opposed to your Church? And what would that Church be, iTech RedNeck?
What the government is doing in this case is unacceptable, and would be no matter what faith the chaplain was.
This administration is anti-christian from the top down.
with the possible exception of Judaism?
Michael J. Pollard link!
Why not, he can be anti Jew and anti Catholic and still get their votes/support. As a practicing Catholic it amazes me to see parishioners who attend mass daily wearing an Obama shirt
Thanks for that reference.
Didn’t know (now I do) that the kids leader in that episode, playing the part of a teenager, was actually 30 yo at the time. His agent convinced Star Trek to hire him anyway since he looked much younger for his age.
I’m sure we’ll soon see the media frenzy over this retaliation; just as we see the media condemning Christie for retaliation in the GWBridge lane closures. I won’t hold my breath.
Why should I take it personally? You think the Catholic Church glorifies itself...it doesn't; it glorifies God. I have NO problem with that.
Apparently YOU think that somehow the glorification of God, using the gold plates and such, is wrong. I don't. NOTHING is too good or beautiful for God and the worship of HIM.
Catholic-hating and Catholic-bashing is a very old thing, especially by Protestants. I lived and worked in Saudi Arabia for FIVE YEARS and I never, ever, ever, ever heard a WHISPER of Christian bashing. The Saudis did NOT differentiate between Catholics and Christians. We were ALL Christians. No so for SOME Americans. I had to return home to the USA to hear Catholic bashing.
But, hey, it's your right to bash my faith. NOTICE that I haven't bashed Protestantism. Why should I? It's not good, necessary or desirable for ME. But for you? GO AHEAD, bash away--have a ball.
I THINK sometimes your RED NECK may reflect your temperament. ;o)
What was I discussing with you? Sorry.
Hey I will say whatever I want to whoever I want
what is your issue
Active Duty ping.
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