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Hedges writes: "The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, undaunted at 92 and full of the fire that makes him one of this nation's most courageous voices for justice, stands in New York City's Zuccotti Park."

Daniel Berrigan and his brother, Philip, led some of the first protests against the Vietnam War. (art: Mr. Fish/Truthdig)
Daniel Berrigan and his brother, Philip, led some of the first protests against the Vietnam War. (art: Mr. Fish/Truthdig)

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+37 # Michael_K 2012-06-11 13:16
Any religious group loses spiritual authority and legitimacy in direct proportion to its pursuit of temporal authority and lucre.

I'd say Trinity has become the Church of Mammon.
+13 # Dean 2012-06-11 17:22
Reading again, this inspiring piece from Chris, I can only thank whatever God may exist, that I no longer belong to the Episcopal Church I once loved. If Fr. Berrigan were pope, I think I would become a Roman Catholic
+37 # Peacedragon 2012-06-11 14:45
How is it that the Catholic Church allows Daniel Berrigan to do his wonderful work while those nuns get hassled by that idiot pope?
+9 # Nominae 2012-06-11 19:25

Yeah, really ! How frustrating ! When the Pope (Ratzinger) was growing up in Germany and became a member of a Hitler Youth Group, people said and did what they were damned well *told* ! Buncha uppity Nuns !
+10 # Okieangels 2012-06-11 19:39
Maybe those nuns have some property that's worth a little something...may be that's what the old boys in the Vatican have their eyes on.
+14 # wfalco 2012-06-11 20:06
Berrigan states, "what of the price of peace?"
"How many of them are so afflicted by the wasting disease of normalcy...
Berrigan is speaking about all of us. Wasting our time thinking of merely self and those in our inner circle. Many of us think of doing something to affect humanity and society. We give some money to our favorite causes or Democratic politician. We write our thoughts to each other, the editorial pages, and local and national politicians. We sign on-line petitions. But Berrigan is speaking about shaking the earth. Making the walls tumble down. This takes tremendous courage that few of us have.
Thank God for the Berrigans and writers like Hedges.
+12 # Bodiotoo 2012-06-11 20:18
Berrigan and Bobby Seale were on the Green in New Haven for the May Day protest 1970. That weekend New Haven erupted in what turned out to be incidents insigated by government infiltrators... the rally on green was surrounded bu marksmen on the building all around us. Tanks parked in every direction 2 blocks away.
We were there to hear the speakers and show common cause. The government was itching to flex its muscles.
Upon getting back to my home town that evening local cops were on high alert and I was struck by baton for simply having long hair as I walked to my car.
The power of the people has to be numbers and peaceful.
+13 # cordleycoit 2012-06-11 20:53
These men and women who change the world do it by following the teachings of a simple man.They are simple people The Kabots, the Berrigans, Merton and Malachi Martian they are simply our brothers and sisters. Try to get quiet and hear their roar.
+2 # Texas Aggie 2012-06-11 23:14
"Berrigan is hard to find!"

Not everyone will catch the reference, but try looking it up on a search engine to see if you can find it.

And that's "Cornell," not "Cornel."
+3 # Valleyboy 2012-06-12 02:55
Almost didn't read this piece as religion is a bit turn off for me. Gave it a shot coz Chris Hedges is so good.

It was well worth it, what an inspiring guy!
+2 # eileenflemingforUSHOUSE 2012-06-12 07:01
Ever since my first of 7 trips to the state of Israel and Land of Palestine in 2005, I begin every day wondering What Would Dorothy Day report today and thus, I have written 3 books [on my 4th] and over a thousand articles inspired by my 'friends in high places' such as DD, Peter Maurin, Merton, the Berrigan Brothers and John Lennon.

"The struggle is in the mind. We must bury our own monsters and stop condemning people. We are all Christ and Hitler. We want Christ to win. We're trying to make Christ's message contemporary. What would he have done if he had advertisements, records, films, TV and newspapers! Christ made miracles to tell his message. Well, the miracle today is communications, so let's use it."-John Lennon

Anarchy is best understood as Rebellion against UNJUST laws.

The Yang/male force of anarchy resists authority and causes disorder and is socially and politically incorrect by the norms of the status quo for it seeks the higher ground of justice.

The Yin/feminine force of anarchy births a new order out of the chaos and chaos is creativity in action.

Made in USA Christian Anarchist and a Review of ALL IS GRACE @

I am eileen fleming for US HOUSE and I approve of all of my messages.
+2 # RICHARDKANEpa 2012-06-12 08:55
Thanks Cris, Dean and Cordleycoit for your inspiration

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