Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 September 2012

432 Pages | 24 b/w illustrations

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823233052

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Bob Drinan

The Controversial Life of the First Catholic Priest Elected to Congress

S.J. Raymond A. Schroth

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • Written by a long-standing member of the Jesuit community about a major and controversial figure in the Jesuit community combining politics, history, and religion
  • Drinan was a fascinating and contradictory figure--he opposed the Vietnam War, supported impeaching Nixon, fought for human rights, and was pro choice. Not typical for a Catholic priest!
  • This book is based on his Congressional papers in the Boston College Archives, later papers in the Georgetown University Woodstock Center Archives, Jesuit Archives, newspaper and magazine research, his own books and many articles, visits to his various homes, and extensive interviews with his family, staff, Congressional colleagues, fellow Jesuits, fellow faculty, and former students and friends.