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… the Faithful in Military Service [US Armed Forces] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,October 5th,2013

.. their lives and faith continue , so , why can it be illegal for a military pastor to continue to do their job .

.. this is becoming waaaaay beyond petty . This is insane . If I were a military pastor , no matter what the faith , I would consider

The coat of arms of the Archdiocese for the Mi...

The coat of arms of the Archdiocese for the Military Services (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

this an immoral and illegal order . It would give me the legal right to disobey it . It would be a defense at a subsequent court – martial , if the pastor were prosecuted for disobeying an order …

.. from the Daily Caller

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 Church’s full range of pastoral ministries and spiritual services to those in the United States Armed Forces.”

In his piece, Schlageter worries about this restriction as Sunday nears. “If the government shutdown continues through the weekend, there will be no Catholic priest to celebrate Mass this Sunday in the chapels at some U.S. military installations where non-active-duty priests serve as government contractors,” he wrote.

Because of the lack of active-duty Catholic chaplains, the military relies on hiring civilian priests to serve as government service and contract ministers. Those civilian priests are not allowed on the bases during a shutdown, Schlageter wrote.

One Republican lawmaker on the House Intelligence Committee told The Daily Caller on Friday that this “crosses a constitutional line.”

“The constitutional rights of those who put their lives on the line for this nation do not end with a government slowdown,” Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo, a graduate of West Point and an Army veteran, said in a Friday statement. ”It is completely irresponsible for the president to turn his back on every American’s First Amendment rights by furloughing military contract clergy.”

Added Pompeo: “The President’s strategy during the slowdown, just as during the sequestration, is to create as much pain as possible. However, this action crosses a constitutional line of obstructing every U.S. service member’s ability to practice his or her religion.”

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… the Washington Navy Yard Shooting …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,September 16th,2013

.. not sure what to think , at least not yet ….

…. ….

.. Now I am . God awful tragedy . Think that they got the shooter . Hope so .

[link] — wikipedia piece on the Navy Yard

.. horrendous for our military services (Navy & Marines , in particular) who work at the facility , also the civilians (likely quite a few)

.. logo of Naval Sea Systems Cmnd ...

.. logo of Naval Sea Systems Cmnd …

who are there , just going about things and doing their normal business …

.. wake – up call , considering the close quarters in D.C. (near Nationals Park , less than a mile to the Capitol , about 2.5 miles to the White House complex) , and the tens of thousands of tourists , civilians , and others , going about their normal business , and , yet they hear about this ?? …

.. makes people think twice about security , including our nation ‘ s security , that more attention and resources should be devoted to it . politicians should pay more attention to the subjects …

[link] — wikipedia piece on the Navy Sea Systems Command , the probable location of  the shooting …

.. may God bless Those folks (our fellow citizens) many of whom devote their lives and careers to our nation ‘ s defense , and to their families , for the numerous sacrifices that that service entails …

.. D.C. is federal turf , especially the shooting is at a military installation , which is definitely federal ground , throw the book at them , include the death penalty (for the surviving scumbags , if any) …

.. Our Nation ‘ s Capital does not need to be an armed camp , yet we need to pay much more attention to security . A good number of those in that military facility were likely armed , and may well have helped to bring the scumbag down …

… Nats – Braves has been rescheduled … understandible … too close to the Yard , if I understand it right …

Nationals Park

Nationals Park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

… also , I-295 & I-395 run right by the area . Stay out of there , it is an active crime scene , only go in there if absolutely necessary …

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