Dan Berrigan: ¡Presente!

From the prophetic mouth of the late Dan Berrigan, on the 1st anniversary of 9/11 (An Interview with Amy Goodman on DemocracyNow, September 11, 2002): An anniversary like this induces—seems to me, induces silence rather than a lot of words, but I’ll try. A few minutes after this horrid event a year ago, the phone …

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“An Act of Prayer:” Dorothy Day’s Influence on Daniel Berrigan (and Even Vice Versa)

For the anniversary of her passing, (November 29) Bill Wylie-Kellermann (Reprinted from A Common Reader, a Journal of the Essay, Washington University, November 7, 2021) “She lived as if the gospel were true.” Daniel Berrigan[1] Dorothy Day’s autobiography, The Long Loneliness[2], was placed in my hands fifty years ago by Dan Berrigan, Jesuit poet and …

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These Intersections: On Writing Celebrant’s Flame: Daniel Berrigan in Memory and Reflection

By Bill Wylie-Kellermann Society had developed and perfected a whole lexicon as ways of stigmatizing the wrong that threatened its wrongs. You know the phrases: to the poor – wrong side of the tracks; to a child in school – wrong question, wrong answer; to the people’s spectrum – wrong color; to the women – …

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Celebrant’s Flame: Daniel Berrigan in Memory and Reflection  

NEW from Bill Wylie-Kellermann and Cascade Books Celebrant’s Flame Daniel Berrigan in Memory and Reflection   After two years in federal prison for his part in an anti-war protest, Jesuit priest Dan Berrigan agreed to teach a seminary class in the fall of 1972.   That’s where Bill Wylie-Kellermann, then a young ministry student at …

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Daniel Berrigan: Ten Commandments for the Long Haul

re-posted from http://rosemarieberger.com/ 1. Call on Jesus when all else fails. Call on Him when all else succeeds (except that never happens). 2. Don’t be afraid to be afraid or appalled to be appalled. How do you think the trees feel these days, or the whales, or, for that matter, most humans? 3. Keep your …

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Daniel Berrigan: ¡Presente!

By Bill Wylie-Kellermann, “Giving Voice”: a tribute for his mentor Daniel Berrigan who crossed over at 94 yesterday ————— the heart dares the word dares the page lest love stick in the throat of this pen, and go untold i remember my name in your voice echoing down the underground hall beneath niebuhr place: come, …

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Frida Berrigan’s Statement at Liz McAlister’s Sentencing

Liz McAlister, the eldest of the King Bay Plowshares 7, was sentenced on Monday via video to time served, three years supervised release and for a portion of the restitution for the seven of just over $30,000. Frida Berrigan offered the statement below before her mother was sentenced. Good morning, friends, My name is Frida …

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