UPDATE: Secretary of Defense Hagel stated that most DOD workers will return for work. The Times report did not mention contract priests.
The government shutdown has affected a broad swathe of government services, as reported here in the Washington Post. But who would have thought that the standoff on Capitol Hill could disrupt Sunday masses and baptisms on military bases?
John Schlageter, the general counsel for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, warned -- in a statement to the Register -- that if the shutdown continues over the weekend many military bases will not have Sunday mass or other scheduled sacraments. .
The nub of the problem is that the shortage of...READ MORE