Ryan Reinstates House Chaplain After Priest Decided to Fight Dismissal – New York Times

GOOGLE NEWS “Padre, you just got to stay out of politics,” he recalled the speaker saying. After his reinstatement, the chaplain chuckled over the controversy: “The upside of the whole story is people are actually reading my prayers,” he said. But the dismissal itself hints at politics. Father Conroy is a Jesuit, an order of priests viewed by some as more liberal. The hubbub around Father Conroy is all the more contentious in Catholic circles because Mr. Ryan is a Catholic conservative. Mr. Ryan’s move also exposed long-simmering tensions between Catholics and evangelicals in the House. After Father Conroy...

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