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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Fr. Robert Drinan Dead

The guy certainly will have a lot to answer for now that he's passed, and I pray that God will have mercy on his soul.

He ran for Congress on an anti-Vietnam war platform. During his Congressional tenure, Drinan continued to dress in the robes of his clerical order and lived in a simple room in the Jesuit community at Georgetown.

But Drinan wore his liberal views more prominently. He opposed the draft, worked to abolish mandatory retirement and raised eyebrows with his more moderate views on abortion and birth control.

2 comments:

Justin said...

Greetings, fellow Catholic lawyer! Always good to meet another barrister who is a member of Holy Mother Church!

On this priest/politician, I agree with you. Let us all pray for his immortal soul, for hell is the place where the damned will be forever dying yet never allowed to die (as St. Alphonsus de Liguori tells us).

Roger H. said...

Thanks for stopping by Justin, and I hope you come back often.