The Resource Bob Drinan : The Controversial Life of the First Catholic Priest Elected to Congress, Raymond A. Schroth

Bob Drinan : The Controversial Life of the First Catholic Priest Elected to Congress, Raymond A. Schroth

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Bob Drinan : The Controversial Life of the First Catholic Priest Elected to Congress
Title
Bob Drinan
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The Controversial Life of the First Catholic Priest Elected to Congress
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Raymond A. Schroth
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Raymond Schroth's Bob Drinan: The Controversial Life of the First Catholic Priest Elected to Congress shows that the contentious mixture of religion and politics in this country 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 10 years. Schroth has delved through magazine and newspaper articles and various archives (including Drinan’s congressional records at Boston College, where he taught and also served as dean of the law school) and has interviewed dozens of those who knew Drinan to bring us a life-sized portrait. The result is a humanistic profile of an intensely private man and a glimpse into the life of a priest-politician who saw advocacy of human rights as his call. Drinan defined himself as a “moral architect” and was quick to act on his convictions, whether from the bully pulpit of the halls of Congress or from his position in the Church as a priest; to him they were as intricately woven as the clerical garb he continued to wear unapologetically throughout his elected tenure. Drinan’s opposition to the Vietnam War and its extension into Cambodia, his call for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon (he served on the House Judiciary Committee, which initiated the charges), his pro-choice stance on abortion (legally, not morally), his passion for civil rights, and his devotion to Jewish people and the well-being of Israel made him one of the most liberal members of Congress and a force to be reckoned with. But his loyalty to the Church was never in question, and when Pope John Paul II demanded that he step down from offi ce, he did so unquestioningly. Afterward, he continued to champion the ideals he thought would make the world a better place. He didn’t think of it in terms of left and right; as moral architect, he saw it in terms of right and wrong.This important book doesn’t resolve debate about issues of church and state, but it does help us understand how one side can inform the other, if we are listening. It has much to say that is worth hearing
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Schroth, Raymond A
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  • 328.73/092
  • B
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Language note
In English
LC call number
E840.8.D75
LC item number
S37 2011
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dictionaries
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  • Legislators
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Catholic Church
  • United States
  • Drinan, Robert F
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specialized
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Bob Drinan : The Controversial Life of the First Catholic Priest Elected to Congress, Raymond A. Schroth
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [359]-365) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. ‘‘The World Turned Upside Down’’
  • 5. A ‘‘New Politics’’ Candidate
  • 6. The ‘‘Miracle’’ Election
  • 7. The Age of Less-Great Expectations
  • 8. Close Calls
  • 9. ‘‘My conscience tells me . . .’’
  • 10. The Moral Architect
  • 11. Around the World
  • 12. Latin America, Israel, and the Last Campaign
  • 13. ‘‘Hurt, bitter, and confused’’
  • Frontmatter
  • Epilogue: Resurrection
  • Notes and Sources
  • Bibliography and Interviews
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. A New Beginning
  • 2. Breaking out from a World Frozen in Time
  • 3. Moving Up
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 393 p., [16] p. of plates )
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823240456
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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10.1515/9780823237401
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ill. ;
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remote
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  • (PromptCat)40018673709
  • (MH)012643906-0
  • (StDuBDS)EDZ0000093439
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3239543
  • (OCoLC)763538837
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse15099
  • (DE-B1597)555179
  • (DE-B1597)9780823237401
  • (EXLCZ)992560000000053874
Label
Bob Drinan : The Controversial Life of the First Catholic Priest Elected to Congress, Raymond A. Schroth
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [359]-365) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. ‘‘The World Turned Upside Down’’
  • 5. A ‘‘New Politics’’ Candidate
  • 6. The ‘‘Miracle’’ Election
  • 7. The Age of Less-Great Expectations
  • 8. Close Calls
  • 9. ‘‘My conscience tells me . . .’’
  • 10. The Moral Architect
  • 11. Around the World
  • 12. Latin America, Israel, and the Last Campaign
  • 13. ‘‘Hurt, bitter, and confused’’
  • Frontmatter
  • Epilogue: Resurrection
  • Notes and Sources
  • Bibliography and Interviews
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. A New Beginning
  • 2. Breaking out from a World Frozen in Time
  • 3. Moving Up
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 393 p., [16] p. of plates )
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823240456
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9780823237401
Other physical details
ill. ;
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (PromptCat)40018673709
  • (MH)012643906-0
  • (StDuBDS)EDZ0000093439
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3239543
  • (OCoLC)763538837
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse15099
  • (DE-B1597)555179
  • (DE-B1597)9780823237401
  • (EXLCZ)992560000000053874

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