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Bob Drinan: The Controversial Life of the First Catholic Priest Elected to Congress

Raymond A. Schroth


This book shows that the contentious mixture of religion and politics in the United States is nothing new. Four decades ago, Father Robert Drinan, the fiery Jesuit priest from Massachusetts, not only demonstrated against the Vietnam War, he ran for Congress as an antiwar candidate and won, going on to serve for ten years. This book includes research taken from magazine and newspaper articles and various archives and interviews with dozens of those who knew Drinan to bring forth here a life-sized portrait.

Keywords: Father Robert Drinan, Jesuit priest, Massachusetts, Vietnam War, Congress, antiwar, portrait

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780823233045
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823233045.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raymond A. Schroth, author
Associate Editor, America Magazine