NEWS STORY: House Speaker Appoints Catholic Priest as Chaplain

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c. 2000 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., appointed a Catholic priest from Chicago as the new House chaplain Thursday (March 23), simultaneously making House history and attempting to end a months-long controversy on Capitol Hill. The Rev. Daniel Coughlin, vicar for priests of the Chicago archdiocese, was sworn in on […]

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