Over the years I’ve posted some notes about a Navy Chaplain friend of mine, CDR Charles Johnson, how he spiffed up the altar in traditional ways and said the TLM on the “Big trick”, and how his plane crashed at NAS Jacksonville when I went to NAVSTA Guantanamo Bay to replace him. He lost everything in hold of the plane that wound up in the river. You readers were GREAT and rapidly raised money to have new vestments made for him.
Right now, Fr. Johnson is on USS Gerald R. Ford.
Today, I saw in the Navy Times that some of the sailors on the Ford were diagnosed with the Wuhan Devil. The sailors were removed from the ship, of course.
Please do me the kindness of saying a prayer for my friend Fr. Johnson and the crew of the Ford.
Also, at the Navy Times, there is a very cool shot of the Ford in a high-speed turn… taken today, 29 October!
UPDATE 31 Oct 2020:
My buddy dropped me a note, which might amuse you.
Those high-speed turns were wild! Lots of moving around on ship; made it vexing (I think is the best word) to say Mass; one of the big six fell over in medias res–on two separate occasions. No one was hurt.
“Big six” is jargon for the six larger candle sticks on a Roman altar, used for Sung and Solemn Mass. It’s good to know he has the altar decked out well. I’ll ask him for a photo.