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    Watch for it this weekend.

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/...ebrating-mass/

    “In very practical terms it means Sunday Mass won’t be offered,” Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services told me. “If someone has a baptism scheduled, it won’t be celebrated.”

    The Archdiocese for the Military Services tells me the military installations impacted are served by non-active-duty priests who were hired as government contractors. As a result of a shortage of active duty Catholic chaplains, the government hires contract priests.

    Broglio said some military bases have forbidden the contract priests from volunteering to celebrate Mass without pay.

    “They were told they cannot function because those are contracted services and since there’s no funding they can’t do it – even if they volunteer,” he said.
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