Bishop Thomas Gumbleton served 38 years as auxiliary bishop of Detroit. Ordained a bishop in 1968, he was at that time one of the youngest bishops in the United States. He seemed to be a rising star, but at some point, beginning with his outspoken opposition to the Vietnam War, he chose to opt for discipleship rather than a successful church career. He was never elevated from his position as an auxiliary. He did, however, become a prophetic voice for peace and justice, serving as founding president of Pax-Christi USA, and as a member of the committee that drafted the US bishops’ historic pastoral letter on nuclear war. Since then he has been an advocate for the poor and homeless, for victims of clergy sex abuse, for welcoming gays in the church, and for promoting the role of women. This biography begins when Gumbleton was dismissed as a pastor after testifying in support of a bill to remove the statute of limitations on sex abuse cases—a bill the bishops opposed, before returning to the roots of his activism.