WASHINGTON — The early-morning sun is rising over Capitol Hill as Jesuit Father Patrick Conroy walks up the marble steps of the Capitol building.
He passes through a hall of marble statues on his way to his office underneath the famed Capitol Rotunda. He then makes his way to the House of Representatives chamber, where, as the new chaplain, he will offer a short prayer to open the day’s legislative business.
“This is one of those things where you almost can’t believe it’s happening,” Father Conroy said during a recent interview.
Father Conroy, 60, was still meeting lawmakers and their staff members and learning when and where the various congressional prayer meetings are held.
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