Navy Will Not Cancel Contract with Catholic Priests

“No longer a point of discussion,” President Trump says.

The U.S. Navy has reversed its decision not to renew contracts with Catholic priests, a “cost-cutting” move that would have left bases without enough Catholic chaplains to keep services going.

“The United States Navy, or the Department of Defense, will NOT be cancelling its contract with Catholic Priests who serve our men and women in the Armed Forces so well, and with such great compassion and skill,” President Trump affirmed via Twitter. “This will no longer be even a point of discussion.”

Vice Admiral Yancey Lindsey, the commander of Naval Installations Command, explained the decision. “We have a responsibility to use our limited resources wisely in meeting the needs of our personnel. Therefore, we will reduce redundancies and capture efficiencies by realigning resources.”

Over 1 in 5 armed service members are Catholic, according to the Religious Identification and Practices Survey of the Defense Department.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • With thanksgiving for President Trump in standing for keeping religious observances a priority within the U.S. military.
  • For U.S. military officials to carefully consider actions that would discriminate against people of faith.
  • For God to strengthen the men and women serving in the U.S. armed forces.

Sources: Newsmax, San Diego Union-Tribune, CBN 


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