How Many Divisions Does the Pope Have?


First, the Obamacare abortion rules. Now, cutting off active duty catholic service personnel from being able attend mass during the government shutdown.

You see, there are around a thousand catholics serving on active duty for every active duty catholic chaplain, so the DoD has hired priests as contractors to celebrate mass for personnel servicing in locations without a suitable chaplain. Since they are contractors, federal regulations prevent these priests from doing what they were hired to do during the shutdown, not even as unpaid volunteers.

Is there no limit to the lengths the administration and the Democrats in Congress are willing to go to in order to continue inflicting as much pain as possible on the American people during the shutdown?

6 thoughts on “How Many Divisions Does the Pope Have?

    • I hadn’t even thought of that. If this continues past Oct 17 (and the markets- before and/or after, don’t react strongly to it), then there’s a chance that this really could become the new normal. Which would be kind of screwed up… for the first time in living memory, the government would (physically) only be able to pay out as much money as it was taking in.

      Can you imagine anything more injurious to the Democrat/ Republican establishment narrative than Oct 17 coming and going and then… nothing happens?

  1. Are there any contract muslim imams, and if so, are they being prevented from leading Friday prayers? Or is it just Catholics who are being treated this way?

    • I am not a Catholic, and I disagree with their theological understanding of the Eucharist, but I support them in their conscientious desire to worship as they believe pleases God.

      About 25% of service members are Catholics, but priests make up a much smaller portion of the Chaplains Corps of the Army, Navy, and Air Force. That puts active duty Catholics in a particular bind because of their need for a priest to celebrate mass. Many, probably most, Protestants would not have the same issue.

      Similarly, Moslems can worship without an imam, and Jews can get along without a rabbi.

      It simply doesn’t feel (to me) like this is a coincidence after the Catholic bishops run in with the Administration over abortion coverage in Obamacare. BTW, I stand firmly with my pro-life Catholic brothers and sisters in their opposition to abortion.

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