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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.”
Take and Read: For a graduate student immediately after the Second Vatican Council, Friedrich Schleiermacher offered promising theological paths.
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NCR Today: The couple, Greg Bourke and Michael De Leon, were plaintiffs in the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court case that ruled same-sex marriage constitutional.
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NCR Today: Surprise, Muslims have held positions of power, including mayor, long before Sadiq Khan was elected in London.
NCR Today: The U.S. bishops created an expanded notion of religious liberty and have contributed dramatically to our nation's polarization by latching on to a technical and arcane issue.