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The Sad Story of Fr. Robert Drinan

Mike Potemra writes of this cautionary tale of a priest in Congress:

I would guess that many, if not most, readers of NRO are not old enough to remember the Rev. Robert Drinan, a Jesuit priest who served as a U.S. congressman from Massachusetts (1971-81), and was an extremely well-known figure back in the 1970s. His chief issue was opposition to the Vietnam War, but he also became a fervent advocate of legal abortion. A new biography by Rev. Raymond A. Schroth, S.J., puts Drinan’s form of moral reasoning on display, in a way which is intended to be sympathetic but conveys a deep failure of moral intuition on Drinan’s part.
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