Police chaplains? Priests? Why?

  1. Here’s what some people think:

2. Here’s what some others think:

How to discuss guns with a liberal awesome short humorous video… Ha ha ha.

3. Recall this post:

Active Shooter! The Coming Storm (FBI: Train Now!)

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:

FBI CITIZENS ACADEMY 2

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:

FBI CITIZENS ACADEMY 3

Another kid puts on some riot gear in back of a riot appropriate vehicle:

FBI CITIZENS ACADEMY 4

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!

1 Comment

Filed under Guns, Priesthood

One response to “Police chaplains? Priests? Why?

  1. “…,priest’s don’t belong as chaplains where people are laying down their lives for others,…..not risking themselves in service in any way because that might not look nice?”

    That’s a great question and the answer:

    The work of redemption isn’t nice, easy or pretty. I am sure we can correctly say, Our Lord and Savior Jesus didn’t “look nice” on Golgotha and since by ordination a priest becomes another Christ, then he, the priest, is called to imitate HIM even when it doesn’t look nice. This is a battle for souls – it is a war and war isn’t ‘nice.’

    God Bless you Father for asking the hard questions. .

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s