ANTI-WAR PRIEST DANIEL BERRIGAN DEAD AT 94

May 02, 2016

By Andy Johnson

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The American priest and poet who became famous for leading defiant protests against the Vietnam war, has died in New York at the age of 94.
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Daniel Berrigan emerged as a radical Catholic voice against the war in the 60’s and won fame when he and his younger brother seized draft records of troops about to be deployed in Vietnam.  They burned the files in a trash bin and were subsequently convicted of destroying government property.
After being released from prison in 1972, the left-leaning priest continued his peace activism.  He was into his 80’s when he founded the anti-nuclear weapons Plowshares Movement.  He authored more than 50 books.
Father Daniel Berrigan, dead at 94.

 

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