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Robert F. Drinan, SJ (1920- )

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Ordained a Jesuit priest in 1953, Drinan has been a strong advocate of human rights as dean of Boston College Law School, 1956-70; Congressman from Massachusetts, 1971-80; professor at Georgetown Law Center since 1981, & regular columnist for the National Catholic Reporter.

On the Web: Articles

The Dreadful US Prison Scene. National Catholic Reporter (NCR) (12/13/02). Review essay on Mauer & Chesney-Lind, Invisible Punishment.

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In the Library: Articles

Drinan, Robert F. "Toward a theology of America at the start of her third century," in Gail R. Schmidt (ed.) The Meaning of America in a Global Context: An Ethnical Critique of US Foreign Policy (NY: Lutheran Church in America, 1973), pp. 83-112.

__________. "An urge to isolationism leaves US foreign policy precarious," National Catholic Reporter (NCR) (12/16/94):8.

__________. "Should Robert McNamara go to prison?" NCR (4/21/95):24.

__________. "Forced to recall Vietnam & lingering debt," NCR (5/12/95):20.

__________. "Congress wastes billions, cuts social benefits," NCR (12/1/95). Biggest waster is Dept. of Defense.

__________. "Dilemmas arise from rental ruling," NCR (3/165/):18. May fundamentalist landlords deny rental to unmarried couples under the law?

__________. "Fellowship of Reconciliation teaches faith in power of nonviolence," NCR (4/30/99).

__________. "Hurley continues to work for equality for Black South Africans," NCR (7/2/99).

__________. "Government's unseemly promotion of gambling," NCR (8/13/99):17.

__________. "Survey documents religious freedom abuses," NCR (10/8/99). US Dept. of State, reporting as required by International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, finds worst in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, China, Saudia Arabia & Sudan.

__________. "Progress on children: but US needs to act," NCR (2/25/00):18. UN Convention on Rights of the Child.

__________. "Memo to Clinton: on Good Friday declare death penalty moratorium," NCR (4/7/00):21.

__________. "Still spending too much hope on weapons," NCR (5/12/00):23.

__________. "US still itches for nukes," NCR (7/28/900):20. Fascination with "Star Wars," defiance of international law.

__________. "UN conference will focus on rights, joys, plight of children," NCR (9/8/00):22. UN Convention on the Rights of the Child still unratified by US.

__________. "Law aids faith-based groups with land use problems," NCR (10/13/00):20. Religious Land Use & Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 bars discrimination based on religious in zoning, prison administration.

__________. "'War' on drugs hysteria, addiction to prisons bring untold harm," NCR (11/24/00):19.

__________. "If Catholics took on Pax Christi's mission, we could transform the entire nation," NCR (1/5/01):17.

__________. "Supreme Court considers public school use," NCR (4/13/01):12. After-school religious instruction in a public school?

__________. "US should grant permanent trade status to China," NCR (5/19/02):19.

__________. “Enron collapses under the sin of avarice,” NCR (2/22/02):13.

__________. "Time to demand full disclosure on US war policy," NCR (3/8/02):19. Afghanistan & elsewhere. Enough cheerleading; citizens must practice constructive criticism.

__________. "US rejection of court defies law, logic & morality," NCR (7/19/02):18.

__________. "Florida verdict raises issue of US guilt," NCR (8/16/02):20. Salvadoran generals García & Vides Casanova convicted under Torture Victim Protection Act.

__________. “Reflections on Nobel laureate Jimmy Carter,” NCR (10/25/02):22. Not always a peacemaker.

__________. "Pope John's message gave hope to the world," NCR (1/31/02):17. Importance of Pacem in Terris (1963).

__________. "Report shows world hunger increasing," NCR (4/2/04):17. FAO's "State of Food Insecurity in the World" & promise of food aid bill now proposed by ex-Senators McGovern & Dole.

Lapomarda, Vincent A. "A Jesuit runs for Congress: Rev. Robert F. Drinan, SJ & his 1970 campaign," Journal of Church & State 15 (spr 73):205-22.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Drinan, Robert F. Religion, the Courts & Public Policy [1963] (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1978).

__________. The Right to be Educated: Studies to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Adoption by the UN of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Washington: Corpus, 1968).

__________. Democracy, Dissent & Disorder: The Issues & the Law (NY: Seabury, 1969).

__________. Vietnam & Armageddon: Peace, War & the Christian Conscience (NY: Sheed & Ward, 1970).

__________. Honor the Promise: America's Commitment to Israel (NY: Doubleday, 1977).

__________. Beyond the Nuclear Freeze (NY: Seabury, 1983).

__________. God & Caesar on the Potomac: A Pilgrimage of Conscience. Writings & Addresses on Justice & Peace (Wilmington DE: M. Glazier, 1985).

__________. Cry of the Oppressed: The History & Hope of the Human Rights Revolution (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1987).

__________. Stories from the American Soul: A Reader in Ethics & American Policy for the 1990s (Chicago: Loyola U., 1990).

__________. The Fractured Dream: America's Divisive Moral Choices (NY: Crossroad, 1991).

__________. The Mobilization of Shame: A World View of Human Rights (New Haven: Yale, 2001).

Oaks, Dallin H. (ed.) The Wall Between Church & State (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 1963).

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