Politics: The Clerical Candidates

A graying, former college basketball star, the Rev. Louis Gigante is no stranger to conflict. The Roman Catholic priest once broke up a city council meeting to protest official indifference toward his impoverished, crime-ridden parish in the South Bronx. He has picketed FBI offices to object to, among other things, identification of his brother Vincent as a Mafia soldier. Now Gigante is engaged in another battle. With the grudging acquiescence of his archbishop, New York's "fighting priest" is running for Congress. "People tell you all the time that a priest should not be a candidate, and they are right." says...

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