Alive in the world and waiting for you

April 30, 2016 Daniel Berrigan, Uncle, Brother, Friend, PRESENTE A statement from the Family of Father Dan Berrigan, SJ This afternoon around 2:30, a great soul left this earth. Close family missed the “time of death” by half an hour, but Dan was not alone, held and prayed out of this plane of existence by …

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The Power of Prayer: Christian Witnesses at Guantanamo

By Frida Berrigan. Reprinted from Sojourners Magazine. “Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,have mercy on us Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.” Mohammed Ahmad Said al Edah …

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It Runs in the Family

…this book is about how parents can create lasting and meaningful bulwarks between their kids and the violence endemic in our culture. It posits discipline without spanks or slaps or threats of violence, while considering how to raise thoughtful, compassionate, fearless young people committed to social and political change — without scaring, hectoring or scarring …

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Death is All They’ve Got to Stand On

By Rev. Bill Wylie-Kellermann (right) *This is the 8th installation of a year-long series of posts from contributors all over North America each answering the question, “How would you define radical discipleship?” We will be posting responses regularly on Mondays during 2019. If you would be my disciples… take up your cross and follow me. …

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An Unbound Spirit

By Bill Wylie-Kellermann. A review of Jim Forest’s At Play in the Lion’s Den: A Biography and Spiritual Memoir of Daniel Berrigan (Orbis books 2017). A shorter version of this was published in the November 2018 issue of Sojourners Magazine. When Fa. Daniel Berrigan and his brother Philip, along with AJ Muste, John Howard Yoder, and …

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Sermon: Death Has No Dominion

By Bill Wylie-Kellermann, last sermon as Pastor of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Detroit Romans 6:1-11 Matthew 10:24-39 When I was called to St Peter’s in 2006 it marked the close of an important part of my life and the beginning of another. On the last night of 2005, Jeanie Wylie crossed over to God, having …

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Missives of Love and Conscience

By Bill Wylie-Kellermann, written for On the Edge, A Detroit Catholic Worker paper The Berrigan Letters: Personal Correspondence Between Daniel and Phillip Berrigan , arrived here by post unbidden from Orbis, just days before the news of Daniel’s death in NYC (+April 30, 2016+). I carried it east to the wake and funeral. It was …

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A Post Evangelical Pilgrimage, Part III

We mislead ourselves and others when we try to play down the extremity of the Christian vocation and the total demands it makes. John Main *This is the final post in a three-part series exploring more compelling ways to follow Jesus. During the summer of 2013, Lindsay and I took a 75-day, 12,000-mile road trip. …

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