WASHINGTON — The Rev. Patrick J. Conroy
invited all the members of the House of Representatives and their
families to the holiday reception he was hosting last month as the
chamber’s chaplain. He put out hot cider, cookies and a
not-quite-functional chocolate fountain, and for the benefit of the
children he picked up his folk guitar to perform “The House at Pooh
Amid the well-organized cheer, though, Father Conroy noticed one subtly disquieting scene. It was apparent that two of his guests, representatives from opposite sides of the partisan aisle, and both sent to Washington to do the nation’s business, had never even spoken directly to each other before.
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