- Here’s what some people think:
2. Here’s what some others think:
3. Recall this post:
If you read that, you would know that in some places, police chaplains are taken very seriously and are trained up by the FBI. That includes Catholic priests. Part of the training is gun training. You get familiar with the people and the tools they use. Good people. Good fun. Of course, it’s serious, but it’s also a good time. Here are some pictures from a training session in Charlotte:
The DOJ’s FBI SWAT demonstrates how to melt your gun. Meanwhile, one of the kids along for the day (this is family stuff too you know) demonstrates a ghillie suit:
Another kid puts on some riot gear in back of a riot appropriate vehicle:
Or, I don’t know, tell me… priest’s don’t belong as chaplains where people are laying down their lives for others, the greatest love of all. They are only to be at the consecration saying the words of Jesus’ own sacrifice in the first person singular: “This is my…”, but then run away, not risking themselves in service in any way because that might not look nice… Is that it? These are really good people, and we’re just supposed to abandon them?
And then, I’m supposed to say something about priests packing heat. Patience!