Will gov’t arrest priests who say Mass on military bases during shutdown?

Will gov’t arrest priests who say Mass on military bases during shutdown?

The government shutdown means military chaplains won’t get paid, according to John Schlageter, the general counsel of the Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services, U.S.A.

But what if a priest wants to celebrate Mass for free? He faces arrest, Schlageter writes:

With the government shutdown, GS and contract priests who minister to Catholics on military bases worldwide are not permitted to work – not even to volunteer. During the shutdown, it is illegal for them to minister on base and they risk being arrested if they attempt to do so.

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