When religion and politics ride in the same cart, the whirlwind follows. – Frank Herbert
A story that received a little attention in media caught my attention this week. It was about Rev. Patrick J. Conroy, the U.S. House Chaplain.
The New York Times reported it this way:
The chaplain of the House said on Thursday that he was blindsided when Speaker Paul D. Ryan asked him to resign two weeks ago, a request that he complied with but was never given a reason for.
The sudden resignation of the chaplain, the Rev. Patrick J. Conroy, shocked members of both parties. He had served in the role since he was nominated in 2011 by Speaker John A. Boehner, a fellow Catholic. In an interview, Father Conroy was categorical: His departure was not voluntary.
“I was asked to resign, that is clear,” Father Conroy said. As for why, he added, “that is unclear.”
Some people believe it was a prayer that cost Father Conroy his job. A prayer!
Here is the prayer: