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Veteran US congressman enters Catholic Church

Catholic World News - August 28, 2014

Congressman James Sensenbrenner, a Republican member of the US Congress who has served since 1979, has quietly entered the Catholic Church.

Sensenbrenner, who had been Episcopalian, was received into the Catholic Church in a private ceremony on August 25. His office has confirmed his conversion, but declined further comment, saying that the legislator "sees this as a private matter."

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  • Posted by: Frodo1945 - Aug. 31, 2014 9:21 AM ET USA

    Cheers for him. But as a public figure, this is not a private matter. This reflects the secular view that our faith belongs inside the church and not in the public square. My prayers for him.

  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Aug. 29, 2014 8:27 PM ET USA

    May God bless James Sensenbrenner!

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Aug. 28, 2014 7:49 PM ET USA

    I've heard the man on the radio and he is quite sensible. May his faith grow daily.

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