Obituary: Anti-war crusader Jesuit Fr. Daniel Berrigan, 94, died Saturday, April 30, of natural causes at Murray-Weigel Hall, a Jesuit health care facility in the Bronx.
A divided 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the sabotage convictions of three Plowshares protestors, one of them a nun in her mid-80s, and remanded the case to a lower court.
The three-judge panel upheld one conviction against the trio on a charge of depredation of property.
The decision was issued Friday.
Judges Raymond J. Kethledge and Jeffrey J. Helmick voted to overturn the convictions. Judge Danny J. Boggs dissented from the majority decision.
The New Yorker's March 9 issue offers an interesting account of the three Catholic anti-war activists, including a now-85-year-old Catholic sister, who broke into and engaged in a nonviolent protest in what the U.S. government calls its most secure nuclear weapons plant, the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., near Knoxville.
Fr. Carl Kabat, 80, of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate was arrested Friday after he splashed red paint on a sign at the new National Security Campus in Kansas City, Mo., a five-building facility where 85 percent of the non-nuclear parts for U.S. nuclear weapons will be made or procured. Jane Stoever* of PeaceWorks Kansas City, a friend of Kabat's, submitted the following account of his most recent nonviolent protest.
Three Catholic anti-war activists, including an 84-year-old nun, were sentenced to federal prison terms Tuesday for sabotage and destruction of government property.
Winter weather postponed the sentencing of three Catholic anti-nuclear activists, who call themselves the Transform Now Plowshares, in federal court.
On the Road to Peace: On Dec. 7, 1993, three friends and I walked onto an Air Force base, an action that led to a period in prison.
Although he's in prison, awaiting sentencing for a 2012 protest action in Tennessee, Michael Walli was awarded Pax Christi DC's annual peacemaker of the year award.