from For Swords into Plowshares, the Hammer Has to Fall edited by Daniel Berrigan, S.J. Although this Pentecost reflection was written around 1984, it is still relevant today.
I have decided to be a witness in the trials of several persons arrested while they were engaged in non-violent protest of the deployment of the Trident weapons system. I have made this decision for two reasons. First, I wish to voice both my admiration and support for those who, at great personal cost, continue to remind us of our moral responsibility for the presence of these horrifying weapons in our midst. Secondly, I believe this is an important opportunity for me to reflect with the Church in this community on principles important to our common vocation to be peacemakers. (more…)
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