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Jesuit forced out as chaplain of US House of Representatives

April 27, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Father Patrick Conroy, the Jesuit priest who had served since 2011 as chaplain of the US House of Representatives, has resigned his post, at the urging of Speaker Paul Ryan. Angry Democrats charged that the Speaker had pushed out the chaplain because of his partisan leanings; Republicans countered that Father Conroy had not provided adequate pastoral support for lawmakers.

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