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Chaplains Back On Job, Leaders Decry Shutdown And Rumors Are Debunked: Religion Roundup

The Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services estimated that about 50 civilian chaplains were unable to conduct services on bases last weekend because of the government shutdown, although they were able to celebrate Mass elsewhere and active-duty chaplains remained on the job, the Catholic News Service reports. The civilian chaplains have returned to work.

More than 90 Catholic, evangelical and Protestant leaders have signed a statement rebuking “pro-life” lawmakers for the shutdown, the Religion News Service reports, and will hold a daily “Faithful Filibuster” on Capitol Hill “to remind Congress that its dysfunction hurts struggling families and low-income people.” RNS also looks at how the shutdown is impacting religious groups.