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Daniel Berrigan: some end notes


It was sometime in the mid-to late 1970s that I met up with Fr. Daniel Berrigan at a retreat for a Protestant denomination organized by a journalist friend who wrote for a denominational publication. Berrigan was given the title of chaplain for the weekend. I met him for a walk just as he had finished a long session with a group of ministers. Apparently they had grilled him intensely, some obviously trying to find the flaw, about his theology and life of resistance.

As we set out on our walk he said he felt as if he had “just been picked apart by ducks.”


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