Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Barrycade Catholics

Preventing oldsters from pee-stops, evicting oldsters from their homes, stopping vets from visiting their own memorial, arresting picture-takers at the Grand Canyon....

...and now this:

...a priest was denied access to a military chapel this weekend. Father Ray Leonard serves at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia but because of the government shutdown, he wasn’t allowed to go to celebrate Mass this past weekend.

He is contracted by the Defense Department to meet the spiritual needs of Catholics, but not now. The chapel doors were locked and the sign said, “Shutdown: No Catholic service till further notice.”

The SCOAMF needs a good hard slap across the face.


Anonymous said...

If the tea baggers had simply passed a clean CR this wouldn't have happened. Thanks GOP!

James Pawlak said...

I wonder if Muslim services were canceled.

Tartar said...

1. Anonymous, you sound like one of those Catholics militating for gay marriages in the Church. It'll never happen, so please turn to UCC where you belong, at least until you change your heart.

2) To the serious: Does anyone know whether actually commissioned Catholic chaplains, as opposed to contract chaplains, were prevented from saying Mass? The chaplains at my local VA are still working, and I'd have a hard time believing the military would interfere with chpalains "on the payroll," whether Catholic or no.