by Will Maule, Faithwire
“In your most Holy Name, I now cast out all spirits of darkness in this chamber — spirits not from you,” prayed House Chaplain Father Patrick Conroy in a bid to “cleanse” the congressional chamber of darkness.
Following a week of bickering and hyperpartisan politics, Conroy felt that it was time to step back and assess the spiritual temperature. The result? Not good at all.
Father Conroy was also deeply grieved at the fact Democratic congressman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver felt he had to abandon the House chair on Tuesday due to the relentless, untamed arguing amongst members on the floor.
So, he took action. Rising to the pulpit at the beginning of Thursday’s session, he declared:
“This has been a difficult and contentious week in which darker spirits seem to have been at play in the people’s house,” before ordering the divisive and discouraging presence to leave immediately.
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