As to my own thoughts on Rick Warren. I think that they could have gotten someone else too. I don't particularly care for Rick Warren or his message at all. I think his package is presented much tighter and much nicer than the the other TV preachers out there but it's pretty much the same message. Not feeling overly coherent right now to talk more about why I feel this way in depth. Cop out, I know.
I stand corrected. The Senate had a Catholic chaplain way back in the old days. I didn't see it as I scrolled through this list. I certainly didn't expect to see a Catholic chaplain so far back in Senate history.
Charles Constantine Pise, D.D.
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Date of Appointment: December 11, 1832
Frederick Winslow Hatch, D.D.
Date of Appointment: December 10, 1833
It looks like those were yearly appointments, but it appears that has changed in recent history.