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DOJ Retaliates Against Priest for Suing over Govt Shutdown of Mass
Breitbart ^ | January 19, 2014 | Robert Wilde

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; doj; freedom; holder; obamacare; zerocare
More attacks on freedom of religion with particular bigotry toward the Catholic Church from Eric Holder over at the Department of Injustice.
1 posted on 01/19/2014 12:26:38 PM PST by SumProVita
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To: SumProVita
Wow, now Obama and his henchman are taking on the Catholic Church.

It's the largest and oldest continuous institution on the planet...ever.
Redundant, I know.

Lotsa luck, Eric baby.

2 posted on 01/19/2014 12:29:59 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: SumProVita

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.


3 posted on 01/19/2014 12:46:08 PM PST by centurion316
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To: cloudmountain

How about bragging on the Lord you serve rather than on the sinful people who are serving him.


4 posted on 01/19/2014 12:46:32 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: SumProVita

That would be the DOiJ.


5 posted on 01/19/2014 12:51:34 PM PST by DoughtyOne (ZERO is still zero, and John Kerry is a mock-puppet!)
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To: SumProVita; zot; 2ndDivisionVet; NYer; Salvation; SeekAndFind; Alamo-Girl; Interesting Times; ...

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.”


6 posted on 01/19/2014 12:55:19 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: centurion316

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.


7 posted on 01/19/2014 1:00:10 PM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: logic101.net

In this case, if DOJ were to award a contract, then they would have to pay it. That would never happen.


8 posted on 01/19/2014 1:02:31 PM PST by centurion316
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To: SumProVita

The Obama administration reminds me of what would happen if you gave a bunch of angry 4-year-olds hand grenades.


9 posted on 01/19/2014 1:04:36 PM PST by Hacksaw (I haven't taken the 30 silvers.)
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To: SumProVita

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.


10 posted on 01/19/2014 1:07:16 PM PST by G Larry
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To: cloudmountain
Wow, now Obama and his henchman are taking on the Catholic Church.

Lotsa luck, Eric baby.

Yeah, now the Church is going to withhold Mass from Obama and Co.

Maybe even Polosie!

11 posted on 01/19/2014 1:08:38 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: Balding_Eagle
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.

12 posted on 01/19/2014 1:13:39 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: HiTech RedNeck
How about bragging on the Lord you serve rather than on the sinful people who are serving him.

How about NOT ragging on me?
Or haven't you met your ragging-quota yet today?

13 posted on 01/19/2014 1:15:28 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: SumProVita

Anybody still think we live in the land of the free?


14 posted on 01/19/2014 1:16:42 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: SumProVita

We’re starting to look like the Cristoeros. Next they will be killing the priests and all Catholics!

Watch the Church grow then!


15 posted on 01/19/2014 1:16:56 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
We’re starting to look like the Cristoeros. Next they will be killing the priests and all Catholics!

For those who don't know the "Christeros" were Catholics persecuted in Mexico at one time.

16 posted on 01/19/2014 1:22:59 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SumProVita

Obummer, DOJ, HHS sue Nuns, Priests, Bishops, Cardinals
-put lien on Vatican buildings and Vatican bank.


17 posted on 01/19/2014 1:31:45 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: I want the USA back

“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!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3112948/posts#comment


18 posted on 01/19/2014 1:35:50 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: SumProVita

what constitution? I don’t need no dirty stinking constitution....


19 posted on 01/19/2014 1:40:48 PM PST by Nifster
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To: HiTech RedNeck

what in the world are you mumbling about??


20 posted on 01/19/2014 1:42:46 PM PST by Nifster
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To: cloudmountain

Take it personal if you must, but that’s the cost of identifying with a church that thinks it has to glorify itself.


21 posted on 01/19/2014 1:59:16 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Don Corleone

Saw the movie. being raised catholic i cant believe this was not taught to us.


22 posted on 01/19/2014 2:00:05 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

you can never resist the opportunity to bash the Catholic Church.

you are John 6:60-66 to a tee.

Lurking’


23 posted on 01/19/2014 2:01:12 PM PST by LurkingSince'98 (Catholics=John 6:53-58 Everyone else=John 6:60-66)
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To: LurkingSince'98

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.


24 posted on 01/19/2014 2:04:36 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: DoughtyOne

GESTAPO DOiJ


25 posted on 01/19/2014 2:17:07 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SumProVita

SATAN is Alive and VERY BUSY in the Obama ADMIN>!!! VERY BUSY!


26 posted on 01/19/2014 2:20:27 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SandRat

Killing 80 men women and children at Waco... okay.

Filing a legal complaint to protect your rights... book-em Dano!


27 posted on 01/19/2014 2:21:23 PM PST by DoughtyOne (ZERO is still zero, and John Kerry is a mock-puppet!)
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To: Hacksaw
[Ø]bama administration reminds me of what would happen if you gave a bunch of angry 4-year-olds ...

I think you hit on exactly the modus operandi of this regime...


28 posted on 01/19/2014 2:22:30 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: SumProVita

Obama hates the free exercise of religion.


29 posted on 01/19/2014 2:24:24 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: HiTech RedNeck; Berlin_Freeper; UnRuley1; mlizzy; Arthur McGowan; mc5cents; RichInOC; ...
In the News/Activism forum, on a thread titled DOJ Retaliates Against Priest for Suing over Govt Shutdown of Mass, HiTech RedNeck wrote:

Take it personal if you must, but that’s 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?

30 posted on 01/19/2014 2:28:34 PM PST by narses (... unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.)
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To: narses

What the government is doing in this case is unacceptable, and would be no matter what faith the chaplain was.


31 posted on 01/19/2014 2:43:11 PM PST by RichInOC (2013-14 Tiber Swim Team)
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To: GreyFriar

This administration is anti-christian from the top down.


32 posted on 01/19/2014 2:53:04 PM PST by zot
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To: cloudmountain

with the possible exception of Judaism?


33 posted on 01/19/2014 3:14:47 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: C210N

Michael J. Pollard link!


34 posted on 01/19/2014 4:12:38 PM PST by onehipdad (Tell us who poisoned the monkeys and we'll give you a cigarette)
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To: zot

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


35 posted on 01/19/2014 4:14:13 PM PST by italianquaker
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To: onehipdad

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.


36 posted on 01/19/2014 4:28:29 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: SumProVita

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.


37 posted on 01/19/2014 5:28:26 PM PST by 4integrity
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Take it personal if you must, but that’s the cost of identifying with a church that thinks it has to glorify itself.

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)

38 posted on 01/19/2014 6:40:31 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: yldstrk
with the possible exception of Judaism?

What was I discussing with you? Sorry.

39 posted on 01/19/2014 6:50:28 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

Hey I will say whatever I want to whoever I want

what is your issue


40 posted on 01/19/2014 7:32:11 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SumProVita; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.


41 posted on 01/19/2014 7:36:10 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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