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Monday, May 2

Obituary: prophet, poet and prisoner. Anti-war crusader Jesuit Fr. Daniel Berrigan is dead

He was priest, prophet, poet and prisoner. Anti-war crusader Jesuit Fr. Daniel Berrigan died Saturday, April 30, of natural causes at Murray-Weigel Hall, a Jesuit health care facility in the Bronx, nine days shy of his 95th birthday. 

One of the most controversial figures in the 20th century U.S. Church, Berrigan, along with his late brother, Philip, burned draft files and hammered on nuclear weapons components, in acts of resistance to U.S. militarism. The Berrigan brothers' felonious forms of nonviolent protest led a nation of Catholics, and millions of others, to both loathe and love the brothers, who together made the cover ofTime magazine in 1971 for their work in opposition to the Vietnam War.

Berrigan's family 'experienced incredible grace' April 30

On the morning of April 30, Dan's sister-in-law and Philip's widow, Elizabeth McAlister, and her three children, Frida, Jerry and Kate, were at a planned family weekend outside Philadelphia when they received a call that Dan had taken a turn for the worse and may not survive the night.
Read More: http://ncronline.org/news/people/daniel-berrigan-priest-prisoner-anti-war-crusader-dies

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