Jordan, Brian Books

The Heroic Priesthood of Father William B. Farrell, 1867-1930. Fighting Anti-Catholicism, Government Corruption and Waterfront Gangsters in New York.
2017 1-4955-0549-9
This previously unknown New York City Roman Catholic priest of the early 20th century is introduced to scholars of religion, labor and social justice causes. His work as a pastor in Brooklyn and in Williamsburg is only part of his biography. Fr. Farrell stood up to the social and political issues of his time: anti-Catholic bigotry, labor rights, organized crime and corruption in the New York City government.