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US bishops welcome end of government shutdown

Oct 17, 2013 - 07:08 pm .- The end of a two-week shutdown of the federal government was welcomed by both the U.S. bishops and President Barack Obama, both speaking to the harm caused to the American people by the stalemate.

Government shutdown threatens military Masses, chaplains

Oct 8, 2013 - 04:02 am .- As the U.S. government shutdown continues, lawmakers are being urged to authorize the celebration of Mass by contract priests, who could otherwise face arrest for their routine ministry on military bases.

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