Skip to comments.Sacraments make Greenport (NY) girl’s wish come true
Posted on 07/02/2012 6:42:32 AM PDT by NYer
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It’s even stranger than that. My board certification is in psychiatry. Unusual combination.
If this was in the time frame 1977-1984 or so, the medical officer in question would be Dr. Garry Holtzman, CAPT/MC/USN. He left Ike in about 1985 to become chair of the residency training program at Portsmouth Naval Hopsital where I was a resident at the time. He was very kind to me. I even rented his home for one year when he became detailer at BUMED. When it looked like I was going to serve 8 years without ever going to sea, Garry arranged for me to board Ike in JAX and ride her back to Norfolk. It was a great experience. If you dad is still alive, ask him if it was Garry. I can almost guarantee you that it was.
My memory failed me. Garry became chair at PORTSVA in 1982.
My father has Alzheimer’s Disease and his memory is very iffy, but the time frame is right. Dad was posted to Ike in 1978 or 79; my memory isn’t all that these days, either!
My cousin, a Navy nurse anesthetist, did a cruise on Ike - the first woman on a carrier under “deployment” conditions, although she didn’t do a year in the Indian Ocean or anything.
I doubt that.
Can. 564 A chaplain is a priest to whom is entrusted in a stable manner the pastoral care, at least in part, of some community or special group of Christ's faithful, to be exercised in accordance with universal and particular law.(emphasis added)
The “in part” section allows for others. Read the remainder of the thread and follow the link. The canon does not assign all these duties to a priest. It is impossible given the shortage of priests. Additionally, there are more nonCatholic patients in Catholic ones and their needs are often met by other ministers and their delegates. Distribution of communion, spiritual visits, ethics works on committees, are all often performed by non- clergy. The Sacraments, with few exceptions, are performed by priests. I tell you this from personal experience both locally and nationally.
**Barring some catastrophe, I will be ordained to the permanent diaconate after 6 years of formation this November.**
May God bless you and your wife as your approach the permanent diaconate.
We has a newly ordained permanent deacon come and talk to our Serra club.
Thanks. My son just got married and they are hot to have children. Maybe I will get the opportunity to baptize my grandchildren, God willing.
We had a newly ordained permanent deacon
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