The Haunted Holy Man 

Catholic bishop Joe Durick was a civil rights hero. But alcoholism and accusations of infidelity proved his ruin

Catholic bishop Joe Durick was a civil rights hero. But alcoholism and accusations of infidelity proved his ruin

Now and again one of my old comrades, a veteran of the civil rights wars, will recall saying to Joe Durick: “Hey, Bishop, when is the church gonna make you a cardinal and send you off to Rome?”

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