As our readers now know, there are 11 holy priests saying TLMs either weekly or monthly for the relief of the enrolled souls of the Rorate Caeli Purgatorial Society. One of those priests -- who says the Traditional Mass for the Society every Friday -- is an American military chaplain.
As a military chaplain, he's always concerned about the lack of priests in the military, and the chance that Catholic servicemen will be wooed to heresy by Protestant ministers looking for converts. Now, however, he's alerted me that the Navy is forcing Catholic priests out at the age of 62, while Protestants are allowed to stay. What is more troubling is that he is hearing high-ranking Navy officials basically saying, "Who cares, we have plenty of other chaplains who can 'minister' to the Catholics. They can do whatever priests can do."
Below, you'll find a column penned by His Excellency Edwin O'Brien, current Archbishop of Baltimore and former Military Archbishop. He certainly calls the Navy out for discrimination and urges everyone to contact their elected officials in Washington and ask them to change the age ban on chaplains so that priests can serve as long as their minds, bodies and God allow.
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