OK, so here’s the sitch: The military doesn’t have enough Catholic Chaplains, so what they do is hire priests to hold Mass. Obviously, with the ShutdownPocalypse and all, they can’t pay those priests at the moment. Nothing outrageous here. It’s what “shutdown” means. It implies shutting down stuff, no? Unless, of course, we’re talking about Ogabe’s golf course at Andrews AFB because ESSENTIAL!, but we digress.
Where it gets ridiculous, nay, beyond ridiculous, is when the Führer Directive goes out that, should the regular civilian priest or any other priest offer his services for Mass free of charge, he’ll be facing possible arrest.
We have no words.