May 1st, 2016

America, unrepentant still

Economics & Politics

In its obituary coverage of Jesuit anti-war activist Father Daniel Berrigan, the New York Times recalled its story of Berrigan’s 80th birthday in 2001, entitled “A Jesuit Lion of Protest Turns 80, Unrepentant.” Why, the newspaper implied, had Berrigan not yet repented for his deeds, even at age 80? The implicit question was and is absurd. Berrigan’s death — and his astoundingly worthy life — begs us to ask why America still has not repented for its sins of arrogance and violence.

Read the full article at The Boston Globe.


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