Bob DrinanThe Controversial Life of the First Catholic Priest Elected to Congress

Bob DrinanThe Controversial Life of the First Catholic Priest Elected to Congress

Raymond A. Schroth

Print publication date: 2011

ISBN: 9780823233045

Publisher: Fordham University Press

Abstract

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.