Navy cancels Catholic Masses at Sand Diego-area bases while other religious services continue
Navy cancels Catholic Masses at Sand Diego-area bases while other religious services continue

SAN DIEGO — Catholic Masses at San Diego-area Navy bases have ended because the Navy, in what it says is a cost-cutting move, has declined to renew its contracts with Catholic priests, and there are not enough Catholic chaplains on active duty to fill the void.Protestant services on bases, which are led by active duty chaplains, will continue, said Brian O’Rourke, a Navy Region Southwest spokesman.The changes to the Navy’s religious ministries are part of a national realignment announced on Aug. 20. It is unclear how many priests this will affect.“The Navy’s religious ministries priority is re…

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