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Congressmen Reveal Their Guest for Pope’s Speech

September 25, 2015
In The News
Today Pope Francis will become the first Pontiff to address a joint meeting of Congress.

Since every Senator and Representative gets to bring more guest into the House chamber we decided to ask every PA member about their guest. PoliticsPA reached out to all twenty representatives, the following answered.

Senator Bob Casey

The state’s senior Senator is bringing his wife Terese.

Senator Pat Toomey

The state’s junior Senator invited Monsignor Alfred Schlert from the Allentown Diocese.

Congressman Bob Brady

Rep. Brady is also taking his wife Debra.

Congressman Mike Kelly

Rep. Kelly will be accompanied by his wife Victoria.

Congressman Scott Perry

Rep. Perry is bringing Father Joshua Brommer.

Father Joshua R. Brommer is a priest of the Diocese of Harrisburg functioning as the Rector/Pastor of Saint Patrick Cathedral, Harrisburg and the Director of the Office for Divine Worship.  After receiving a B.A. in Philosophy and English Literature from the Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, OH he earned a S.T.B and S.T.L from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy with a focus in Systematic and Dogmatic Theology.

Congressman Ryan Costello

Rep. Costello will be accompanied by Jeannine Ferrante. She is an 86 year old West Pottsgrove Township resident and has been an active member of the St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Parish in Stowe for over 65 years.

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick

Rep. Fitzpatrick’s guest is constituent Beverly Fleming of Newtown, Bucks Co.

Congressman Bill Shuster

Rep. Shuster’s guest will be Rev. Msgr. Robert C. Mazur of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.

Congressman Lou Barletta

Rep. Barletta is bringing his wife Mary Grace.

Congressman Keith Rothfus

Rep. Rothfus will be accompanied by his wife Elsie.

Congressman Brendan Boyle

Rep. Boyle is bringing his old principal from Cardinal Dougherty HS, Father Paul Kennedy.

Congressman Mike Doyle

Rep. Doyle will be accompanied by Pittsburgh’s Bishop, Bishop Zubik.

Congressman Charlie Dent

Rep. Dent guest is Father Bernard F. O’Connor, president of DeSales University.

Congressman Matt Cartwright

Rep. Cartwright’s guest will be Sister Anne Munley, IHM, Ph.D., Marywood University’s 11th president.