Speaker John Boehner

Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Hon. John A. Boehner spoke to the Society December 13, 2012 at the Capitol in the room formerly used by the House Ways and Means Committee.

Rev. John Crossin, past president of the Society writes:

“The Thomas More Society of America reception on Capitol Hill was most impressive. I was happy to see so many Thomas More Society of America members and friends present. I only wish there was more time to talk to everyone. Speaker Boehner’s remarks, though brief, were thought provoking. He indicated that he deliberately sought out writings on Thomas More when he came to the House of Representatives. He was looking for some practical guidance in leadership.

His remarks reminded me of the founder of the Thomas More Society of AmericA, Judge Howard Markey. Judge Markey famously had the portrait of Thomas More prominently displayed in his office. He once told me that he wanted the portrait to remind him each day of the high standards he was called to follow as Chief Judge.

Speaker Boehner said he went from learning about Thomas More to acting like him. He said he reminds his colleagues and himself regularly that they are called to serve the people of the United States. This reminded me that all of us are called to some form of service to others. The focus should be more on others than ourselves.”

Read more about the event and Speaker Boehner in this writeup at NationalReview.com.