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Pelosi to support Jesuit House chaplain nominee

Catholic World News - May 13, 2011

A spokesman for Rep. Nancy Pelosi said that the House minority leader’s concerns about Father Patrick Conroy, the Jesuit nominee for House chaplain, have been addressed. Pelosi had reconsidered her support for Father Conroy’s nomination after learning that the Oregon Jesuit province, to which the nominee belongs, recently made a record sex-abuse settlement.

“Father Conroy has responded to additional questions posed to him,” said spokesman Drew Hammill. “Based on his answers, the leader sees no obstacle to his being named chaplain.”

Rep. Peter Fazio of Oregon said that he expected that Father Conroy’s background would be “thoroughly examined” by House members.

“Was he in a supervisory capacity? What should he have, did he know? All those questions, I’m sure they’ll all come out,” he said.

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  • Posted by: Guest6455 - May. 15, 2011 11:38 AM ET USA

    Punishing a person for the wrong others did decades ago? Even after the innocent paid the huge $166 million? Why the hang-ups on pedophilia by priests while ignoring the good these Jesuits did, the pedophilia by non-priests and the terrible crimes of abortion supported by House Minority Leader Pelosi and her friends?

  • Posted by: ellemk5093 - May. 14, 2011 8:39 AM ET USA

    Pelosi is so concerned with sex abuse, but not abuse of pre-born babies torn from their mother's wombs?

  • Posted by: - May. 13, 2011 10:43 AM ET USA

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