Friday, May 04, 2018

House Chaplain Rescinds His Resignation

CNN reports that yesterday Jesuit priest Pat Conroy rescinded his resignation as Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives. The resignation came initially at the request of House Speaker Paul Ryan. (See prior posting.)  A number of House members raised objections to Ryan's action, particularly when it appeared that the request was motivated in part by the desire to have a non-Catholic House Chaplain.  Ryan has accepted Conroy's decision to stay on.