I have the right to worship as a Catholic and invite people to join me. There is no chapel space in the Capital building, and there shouldn’t be. But, when I am serving as chaplain of the US House of Representatives, I am surrendering my constitutional right to pray my way because I am in service to the people for whom I am serving. ~ Fr. Patrick Conroy, SJ
Jesuit Alumni and Friends of Chicago Winter Luncheon Featured Fr. Patrick Conroy, SJ
Over 130 Jesuit alums were in attendance to hear Fr. Patrick
Conroy, SJ, chaplain for the US House of Representatives, on December 8, 2014
at the Union League Club of Chicago.
Fr. Conroy is a Jesuit from the Oregon Province
of the Society of Jesus. Prior to serving as chaplain, he spent many years as
chaplain and teaching in Jesuit schools including Georgetown University,
Seattle University, and Jesuit High School in Portland.
August 21, 2018 — Pope Francis has responded to new reports of clerical sexual abuse and the ecclesial cover-up of abuse. In an impassioned letter addressed to the whole People of God, he calls on the Church to be close to victims in solidarity, and to join in acts of prayer and fasting in penance for such "atrocities".
October 17, 2018 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Thomas "Tom" S. McShane, SJ, who was called to eternal life on October 16, 2018. He was eighty-nine years old, a Jesuit for seventy-one years, and a priest for fifty-eight years.
What can all happen while sharing a meal together? For Christ, it was when he gave of himself at the Last Supper; for me, it is where I realized I needed to give of myself and enter the Jesuits as well as experienced unity among diversity.