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May 1, 2016

Comments on Daniel Berrigan (1921-2016):
#1 ::: Lizzy L ::: (view all by) ::: May 01, 2016, 10:27 PM:

Amen, and Godspeed.

#2 ::: Xopher Halftongue ::: (view all by) ::: May 02, 2016, 12:02 AM:

Walk in joy, Daniel.

#3 ::: James Harvey ::: (view all by) ::: May 02, 2016, 05:20 AM:

While I don't agree with everything he campaigned for, it is clear that here was a man of towering principle and courage. Thank you for such an immense and human contribution.

#4 ::: John M. Burt ::: (view all by) ::: May 02, 2016, 11:24 AM:

Such is life.

#5 ::: Sumana Harihareswara ::: (view all by) ::: May 02, 2016, 11:49 AM:

I have started looking at, like, the Fordham website, but can't see any indication of where/when services will be. I'd like to go. Berrigan's example has spoken to me for many years and I am very saddened at his death.

I learned about Berrigan from my old activist mentor John Morearty, a Catholic, who died a few years ago. And from the Dar Williams song "I Had No Right", which I have a hard time listening to because it also reminds me of Aaron Swartz.

Berrigan observed "the short fuse of the American left", which is relevant to me in my activist environment right now, as is his suggestion on "results" as mentioned at the end of the Globe obit. But I now realize I've basically read none of his work, and ought to.

What a loss.

#6 ::: Sumana Harihareswara ::: (view all by) ::: May 02, 2016, 12:16 PM:

A tribute to Philip Berrigan (Daniel's brother) includes video of their civil disobedience, set to "I Had No Right" as the music.

#7 ::: Lori Coulson ::: (view all by) ::: May 02, 2016, 12:47 PM:

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord,
And let perpetual light shine upon him.

#8 ::: Sumana Harihareswara ::: (view all by) ::: May 04, 2016, 10:19 AM:

Memorial arrangements will all be in New York City and will include two wakes tomorrow (Thursday, May 5) and a peace witness, march, and Mass on Friday, May 6. You can watch an Internet livestream of the Friday funeral Mass.

#9 ::: Malaclypse ::: (view all by) ::: May 04, 2016, 07:16 PM:

And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

#10 ::: SamChevre ::: (view all by) ::: May 04, 2016, 09:10 PM:

I've got that bitterest of Easter songs running through my head:

Lift your glad voices in triumph on high
For Jesus hath risen and man shall not die.
Vain were the terrors that gathered around Him,
And short the dominion of death and the grave.

(It's one of the traditional songs at a Plain burial.)

#11 ::: elise ::: (view all by) ::: May 05, 2016, 09:58 PM:


#12 ::: Jimbeaux D ::: (view all by) ::: May 07, 2016, 06:45 PM:

I participated in a couple of Jonah House actions at the Pentagon in the early '80s, stayed at St. Stephens, met Brother John and ran across a family from Koinonia that I knew from the early '70s. I also hitch hiked to Hartford and joined an action with the Whale's Tale. From my brief exposure, my takeaway was that Philip was a bit scary as a patriarch, but Daniel was a kind and gentle poet. The Atlantic Life Community, a great group of radical Christian peace activists.

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