The story begins in 1964, when the young Father DuBay held a press conference in which he called on Pope Paul VI to remove James Francis Cardinal McIntyre from office as Archbishop of Los Angeles. DuBay accused the Cardinal of conducting ”a vicious campaign of intimidation and repression against priests, seminarians, and laity who have tried to reach the consciences of white Catholics in his Archdiocese.” Racial tensions had been escalating dramatically. Voters furiously debated Proposition 14, written to overturn the Rumford Act, California’s fair-housing law. A group of laity, Catholics United for Racial Equality (CURE), had campaigned unsuccessfully to change the Cardinal’s position on race and the proposition. The next four chapters of the book describe DuBay’s four years of conflict with the Cardinal and the Catholic Social Doctrine that led up to the press conference. The last three chapters describe the aftermath of the press conference, including the Watts Riots in 1965 and the publication of his book, The Human Church. The book, which called for a priests’ union and the democratic reform of the Roman Catholic Church, resulted in his suspension from the priesthood in 1966.