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Catholic priests in military face arrest for celebrating Mass
By Todd StarnesTodd's American DispatchPublished October 05, 2013FoxNews.com
THIS MAKES NO SENSE.
AP
The U.S. military has furloughed as many as 50 Catholic chaplains due to the partial suspension of government services, banning them from celebrating weekend Mass. At least one chaplain was told that if he engaged in any ministry activity, he would be subjected to disciplinary action.

“In very practical terms it means Sunday Mass won’t be offered,” Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services told me. “If someone has a baptism scheduled, it won’t be celebrated.”

The Archdiocese for the Military Services tells me the military installations impacted are served by non-active-duty priests who were hired as government contractors. As a result of a shortage of active duty Catholic chaplains, the government hires contract priests.

A well-placed source told me that a furloughed Air Force chaplain was threatened after he offered to forgo pay.
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/10/0...p=trending
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When one looks a little further, one learns that it has nothing to do with them being priests, Catholic, or Christian.

“Any civilian employee who volunteers their time to the government while furloughed is violating the Anti-Deficiency Act, as is any supervisor who allows an employee to do so,” she said in an e-mail. “The ADA provides for disciplinary action for individuals who are found in violation."

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/...-shutdown/
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JustinHEMI;120997 Wrote:When one looks a little further, one learns that it has nothing to do with them being priests, Catholic, or Christian.

“Any civilian employee who volunteers their time to the government while furloughed is violating the Anti-Deficiency Act, as is any supervisor who allows an employee to do so,” she said in an e-mail. “The ADA provides for disciplinary action for individuals who are found in violation."

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/...-shutdown/

Are the military chaplains furloughed? Also, there's no reason why the soldiers can't go off base to mass.
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mingomom;120999 Wrote:
JustinHEMI;120997 Wrote:When one looks a little further, one learns that it has nothing to do with them being priests, Catholic, or Christian.

“Any civilian employee who volunteers their time to the government while furloughed is violating the Anti-Deficiency Act, as is any supervisor who allows an employee to do so,” she said in an e-mail. “The ADA provides for disciplinary action for individuals who are found in violation."

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/...-shutdown/

Are the military chaplains furloughed? Also, there's no reason why the soldiers can't go off base to mass.

While generally true it's hard to do if you're on an aircraft carrier, or stationed in Japan perhaps. I've never been in the military but my son is, and these are just 2 examples that came to mind from his service. I remember him saying English was actually not real easy to find off base when your base is in Iwakuni Japan.
“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

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mingomom;120999 Wrote:
JustinHEMI;120997 Wrote:When one looks a little further, one learns that it has nothing to do with them being priests, Catholic, or Christian.

“Any civilian employee who volunteers their time to the government while furloughed is violating the Anti-Deficiency Act, as is any supervisor who allows an employee to do so,” she said in an e-mail. “The ADA provides for disciplinary action for individuals who are found in violation."

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/...-shutdown/

Are the military chaplains furloughed? Also, there's no reason why the soldiers can't go off base to mass.

The op and the link I provided specifically talk about contractors.

Justin
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Curmudgeon;121001 Wrote:
mingomom;120999 Wrote:Are the military chaplains furloughed? Also, there's no reason why the soldiers can't go off base to mass.

While generally true it's hard to do if you're on an aircraft carrier, or stationed in Japan perhaps. I've never been in the military but my son is, and these are just 2 examples that came to mind from his service. I remember him saying English was actually not real easy to find off base when your base is in Iwakuni Japan.

Would there be civilians on the air craft carriers? I always assumed they would be military chaplains if they weren't stateside.
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mingomom;120999 Wrote:
JustinHEMI;120997 Wrote:When one looks a little further, one learns that it has nothing to do with them being priests, Catholic, or Christian.

“Any civilian employee who volunteers their time to the government while furloughed is violating the Anti-Deficiency Act, as is any supervisor who allows an employee to do so,” she said in an e-mail. “The ADA provides for disciplinary action for individuals who are found in violation."

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/...-shutdown/

Are the military chaplains furloughed? Also, there's no reason why the soldiers can't go off base to mass.

I should have bolded it, I was responding to this statement only.
“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

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I wonder if that applies to the Muslims being allowed to do their daily thing ???? Oh Never mind... I forgot who is CinC.... of COURSE THEY can...
You want to take my guns away ???? SCREW YOU ............
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JustinHEMI;121004 Wrote:
mingomom;120999 Wrote:Are the military chaplains furloughed? Also, there's no reason why the soldiers can't go off base to mass.

The op and the link I provided specifically talk about contractors.

Justin
Sorry - quickly skimming while at work so I didn't read the links. I will later.
Curmudgeon;121010 Wrote:
mingomom;120999 Wrote:Are the military chaplains furloughed? Also, there's no reason why the soldiers can't go off base to mass.

I should have bolded it, I was responding to this statement only.
I got that. Smile
schr8er2000;121013 Wrote:I wonder if that applies to the Muslims being allowed to do their daily thing ???? Oh Never mind... I forgot who is CinC.... of COURSE THEY can...
Sarcasm unnecessary. Muslims do not require clergy in order to pray.
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mingomom;121015 Wrote:
JustinHEMI;121004 Wrote:The op and the link I provided specifically talk about contractors.

Justin
Sorry - quickly skimming while at work so I didn't read the links. I will later.
Curmudgeon;121010 Wrote:I should have bolded it, I was responding to this statement only.
I got that. Smile
schr8er2000;121013 Wrote:I wonder if that applies to the Muslims being allowed to do their daily thing ???? Oh Never mind... I forgot who is CinC.... of COURSE THEY can...
Sarcasm unnecessary. Muslims do not require clergy in order to pray.

neither does anyone else. if your god need a middle man then its time to find a new god
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