Tag Archives: Philip Berrigan

Nuclear Weapons Ruined My Life, by Frida Berrigan

My mother feels very useful in jail — generous, empathetic and calm in a place that encourages none of those qualities.

May 1968: Fifty Years Since the Catonsville Nine Action

Readers may ponder the sanity of a society that imprisoned those who substantively opposed a war of aggression by a superpower against a relatively small agrarian nation.

Some – a poem by Daniel Berrigan

“Why do you stand?” they were asked, and
“Why do you walk?”

“Because of the children,” they said, and
“Because of the heart, and
“Because of the bread”

Break-In at Y-12: Nuns and Nuclear Power

Schlosser: When I inquired whose safety and security might be jeopardized by my visit, a prison spokesman declined to answer. Sister Megan is eighty-five, one of the oldest women in the federal prison system, and she has a heart condition. During roughly the same period in which the Justice Department refused to let me meet with her for security reasons, the National Nuclear Security Administration allowed me to visit three high-security nuclear-weapons sites.