An American Requiem - Chapter 10, "A Priest Forever" Summary & Analysis

James P. Carroll
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James is ordained in 1969, and assigned to the campus ministry at Boston University. Students at the university are notoriously anti-war, and Father Carroll has an opportunity to more freely express his sentiments than in any previous environment. He initiates the calls to action of Pope John XXIII, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Eugene McCarthy. The Catholic Student Center, also called the Newman Center, is his pastoral assignment. He allows a health food restaurant in the basement, which he names "Hedgeschool" for the Irish resistance and claims surprise when it becomes a left-wing organizing center. He offers draft counseling, underground contact and helps conscripts avoid the FBI and emigrate to Canada. Brian Carroll is an FBI agent assigned to track down draft dodgers while Father Carroll helps them leave the country in opposition...

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