Stand Tall, Be One: My Life as a Radical Priest
I served as the ghostwriter to Father Michael Bafaro for this autobiography. Father Bafaro is a fascinating guy. He’s a Catholic priest, joined the priesthood in the 1950s, and then immediately embarked on a radical career aimed at social justice. He was a major advocate for Latinos and their rights in Worcester, MA., for much of the 1980s and 1990s, after serving as priest to a squatters’ community in Peru in the 1970s. He stood by that community in the face of substantial resistance from the government and militia groups. I’m not a religious person, but it was amazing to get to know Father Bafaro and he stands as an example to every of how to live a life committed to social justice.