"You hold in your hands an odd collection of stories from emerging writers that are scattered around the various and sundry neighborhoods of Chicago. There's not theme, no running gag. In this issue post-apocalypse sits side-by-side with prison rape, fruity manifestos clash with good old fashioned action star badassery."
Date surmised from dates in the zine, along with dates from later issues. Abstract taken from foreward.
Other: West Side Christian Parish: Areas of Thrust
December 4, 1965
Typewritten memo/mission statement, twelve pages, laying out the church's political aims of education, voter registration, and gang intervention as well as such activities' relevance to Christian practice.
"...the poems in 'BrotherKeeper' shine with a reverence for the holiness of things that is completely in the spirit of St. Francis. Not since Edwin O'Conner's 'The Edge of Sadness' have the joys and sacrifices of priesthood been so frankly and affectionately de-lineated."
Abstract is taken directly from text on back cover of book.
Veteran reporter and journalism professor Bob McClory tells the story of Father Michael Pfleger, the controversial, activist pastor of St. Sabina's Catholic Church in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood--and one of the few white men (let alone priests) to be the undisputed leader of an African-American religious community.