In case you didn't know, for the first time in history, in 2000 a Catholic priest -- Fr Daniel Coughlin of the archdiocese of Chicago -- was named chaplain of the House. He just led his prayer.
Even more interesting: at the invitation of Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi, who drops the "-elect" bit within the half-hour, Fr Stephen Privett SJ, president of the University of San Francisco, then mounted the rostrum to offer another prayer.
Fascinating.... Just thought some of you'd like to know.
PHOTO: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst