Podcast: Of Politicians and Pastors

Roll Call Decoder, Episode 9

House Chaplain Patrick J. Conroy blesses a walnut tree during a tree-planting ceremony in memory of Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., on April 18. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The House is in search of a new chaplain, after Speaker Paul D. Ryan fired the incumbent with minimal rationalization. Roll Call’s Lindsey McPherson explains why this has annoyed so many lawmakers, and not just fellow Catholics of the ousted priest — and what’s behind their need for a full-time pastor.

Show Notes:

Watch: The Prayer That Might Have Landed House Chaplain in Hot Water


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