ARKANSAS A-Z: Joseph Biltz — from clean-cut altar boy to Catholic priest to radical

He worked with the United Farm Workers in Oregon, counseled draft-age men on how to register as conscientious objectors during the Vietnam War, pro...

September 15, 2022
3:56 AM

He worked with the United Farm Workers in Oregon, counseled draft-age men on how to register as conscientious objectors during the Vietnam War, protested America's nuclear weapons program, and was arrested in 1985 in front of the South African Embassy in Washington as part of the worldwide movement against the apartheid regime. But this radical grew from some of the most conservative ground possible, starting out as a Catholic priest in Little Rock.Joseph Henri Biltz was born on May 29, 1930, in Little Rock and studied philosophy at St.

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