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Insanity or is the Obama administration targeting Catholics: Priests who minister to troops during shutdown risk arrest Comments

The government shutdown has created some rather ridiculous situations, while other problems are much more serious. Among the most serious ones is the open hostility toward Catholics serving in the military. Priests were told they could not celebrate the Mass and Catholics in the military could not receive the sacraments. Continue Reading

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  1. LRT
    11 months ago

    It is extremely upsetting to read this on October 7, the day the Catholic church celebrates the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary!This day is celebrated because of the Victory of the Christian fleet at the "Battle of Lepanto"'; this day is also called "Our Lady of Victory"!Pope Pius V, now a canonized Saint, is also called "The pope of the Rosary"; He recognized the need to move swiftly, in calling for all of Catholic Europe to pray the Rosary for the intention of winning the Crusade against the Ottoman empire, and that "Crusades are won not only on the battlefield, but also in the spiritual life, that is, on the supernatural level". All Glory and Honor was given to God in the victory of this battle, and through the intercession of Our Lady's Rosary; it is interesting to note that this happened October 7, 1571, forty years after Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to the world! Let's continue to pray for the religious freedom of our troops, and for the up-building of their spiritual armor; especially through the Holy Rosary, as the Saints call it the "scourge of the devil", and "the weapon!'

  2. Juneau Alaska
    11 months ago

    Goes both ways. Federal researches cannot even have access to their own labs, much less travel to scientific conferences. The researchers at the National Institute of Health had to all gather and give their talks before the agency shut down because afterwards they were told it would be a federal crime.

    I also think this article is borderline incendiary for potentially inspiring martyrdom among the faithful by asking them to look to the martyrs for inspiration.

    Mike, I would never die for a belief because beliefs can be wrong.

  3. rafaelmarie
    11 months ago

    I just emailed my Senators from California, Boxer and Feinstein.

    While the House of Representatives, which is Republican controlled, voted 400 to 1 to maintain religious services to our Servicemen, the Senate, which is Democrat controlled, left on a recess?

    The Senator's email response to me was that they couldn't respond to my email due to the shutdown.

    You mean that it costs money to read my emails?

    And what in the world are they doing in Washington if they they are not able to do anything due to the shutdown?

    They are like spoiled children suffering a tantrum?

    And people have the gall and Audacity to say it's the Republican's fault?

  4. STephen Foster
    11 months ago

    It seem to me that this would apply:
    On Saturday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said a legal interpretation of the Pay Our Military Act concluded that the Pentagon could eliminate furloughs for "employees whose responsibilities contribute to the morale, well-being, capabilities and readiness of service members."


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