In his 94 years, he saved many lives and souls because he believed that being spiritual meant doing justice.
Father Dan once wrote of “the poem called death” yet “unwritten,” while walking “patiently through life,” and coping with “the mind’s dark overflow,” awaiting “the violent last line.”
Few thought of Father Dan as “patient.”
When they say, “Give me some of that old time religion,” I’d like to think they were talking about Father Dan’s brand of belief.
In sharp contrast, we are overrun these days with pulpeteers spewing forth hate, intolerance and dispirited bile.
The Berrigan Brothers, Dan and Philip, a World War II vet and religious himself, dedicated their lives to non-violent protest on behalf of peace and love and a just society and, in ironic response, were arrested for breaking the law. Continue reading