Frank Cordaro

Frank Cordaro

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Frank Cordaro (born 1951) is a peace activist and co-founder of the Des Moines, Iowa Catholic Worker group. He frequently attends protests and gives lectures at school and community events in Nebraska and Iowa. He was a Roman Catholic priest from 1985 until leaving the priesthood in 2003 for personal reasons, including his wish to be released from the vow of celibacy. He is known as a Christian anarchist and frequently participates in peace rallies involving civil disobedience. He has been sentenced to at least eight six-month terms in federal jail for trespassing onto military bases and federal buildings during demonstrations, most often at Strategic Nuclear Command at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Nebraska. Cordaro grew up in Des Moines, and went to the University of Northern Iowa where he was a wrestler. During his period as a priest and since he has been an outspoken critic of some aspects of the Catholic Church, including advocating the ordination of women into priesthood. He was awarded the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award in November 1990.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136708957
  • 9786136708959