Where has the passion and idealism of the sixties gone?
I HAD tea with Daniel Berrigan. That was back in the seventies when the Vietnam war was waning and ours was taking a stronger hold. The 94-year-old American Jesuit died this week. He is best remembered for burning draft cards against the Vietnam war and spending time in prison for his anti-war protests. The generals in the Pentagon saw him as a traitor and the American Catholic hierarchy were equally antagonistic to his stance against the just war theory, still proposed as the Christian response to violence. I am not sure if it was ironic or maybe appropriate that the only acknowled[...]