Friday, December 8, 2006

Fr. Robert Drinan Inspires Still: Ethics In Action, Faith In Action

As Jeff Lipshaw posted on lawyers refusing to retire at 65 (and Carolyn Elefant comments there about changing and renewing oneself at such an age), up pops this headline from Legal Times, "Father Robert Drinan--Former Congressman, Legal Ethicist--Going Strong at 86." It is a story that Mike Frisch says "captures the essence" of the man--a figure in teaching legal ethics (among his many roles) who inspires many of us still, and Mike more personally so as a mentor and colleague.  Is 84 the new 64?  I think it is less about changing jobs or location so much as, more directly, doing something you really believe in.  Apparently Father Drinan does, even by staying anchored:  despite much traveling and as "busy as he is, he always circles back to Wolfington Hall, the newly built residence for the 56 Jesuit priests who teach and live at Georgetown," writes Tony Mauro. [Alan Childress]

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