March 31st, 2013
12:44 PM ET
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Video: On Easter, meet Congress' chaplains

(CNN) - These two men are the spiritual advisers to a troubled flock: they are Fr. Patrick Conroy and retired Rear Adm. Barry Black, chaplains of the House and Senate respectively.

One of them originally wanted to be a member of Congress himself, and says of his current post, "God remembered my bucket list."

The two men spoke with CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley about their unusual jobs ahead of Easter.

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  1. Reachexceedsgrasp

    Mitch, with head bowed, acting like he really cares about religion. Mitch, is a fraud and so are his followers.

    March 31, 2013 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  2. ThinkAgain

    These guys are on the Federal payroll? What about the separation of Church and State? Why are my tax dollars being used to support this flagrant promotion of one religion over another?

    March 31, 2013 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  3. ThinkAgain

    @Reachexceedsgrasp: "Mitch, with head bowed, acting like he really cares about religion. Mitch, is a fraud and so are his followers."

    C'mon, you know that Mitch is just checking out his shoe shine ...

    March 31, 2013 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  4. don in albuquerque

    Disgustling. Most of these people have nothing to do with christianity, and will probably not be recognized by Christ.

    March 31, 2013 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  5. Ayuba luka

    One can not serve two masters at same. you may therefore, choose one. politics or service to God.

    March 31, 2013 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  6. P G Williams

    If they know that Jesus is God ((1st John 5: 20 ; 1st Timothy 3: 16) their worship will be blessed. It is useless without that (Acts 4: 12).

    March 31, 2013 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  7. Really?

    So, you are a fraud if you don't believe in a bunch of people saying words to an invisible guy in the sky so he will give them stuff? Wow, talk about lowered standards.

    March 31, 2013 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  8. plain&simple

    Spiritual beliefs need to be active in order to bring things like compassion,understanding and humility into our world. Congress certainly needs more of all of that in their chamber's. It doesn't have to be GOD. It just has to be a power bigger than yourself!!!

    March 31, 2013 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  9. Moscar

    One should place priority first on the nation then on himself.May god judge

    April 1, 2013 04:36 am at 4:36 am |