Daniel Berrigan, activist priest who taught at LeMoyne, dies at 94


Daniel Berrigan, activist priest who taught at LeMoyne, dies at 94

DANIEL BERRIGAN

The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, right, and defense lawyer William M. Kunstler talk with newsmen after Berrigan and eight other Catholics were sentenced to two years to three-and-a-half years in prison in Baltimore, Md., on Nov. 9, 1968. Berrigan died Saturday. (AP Photo)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a poet and staunch peace activist who taught at LeMoyne College and attracted national attention with his protests during the Vietnam War, died Saturday.

Multiple news outlets reported the 94-year-old’s death in New York City, including America Magazine and the National Catholic Reporter.

Berrigan made headlines when he went to North Vietnam in 1968 to bring home the first three U.S. prisoners of war.

Later in 1968 he again attracted national attention when he and eight others, known as the Catonsville Nine, used homemade napalm to burn draft records they had taken from a Maryland selective service office. Berrigan was later sentenced to prison, but spent four months living underground before being captured by the FBI.

In the 1980s Berrigan helped launch and anti-nuclear movement.

Daniel Berrigan was often joined in his activism by his brother Jerry, who died last year at the age of 95

Source: Syracuse Post Standard
Daniel Berrigan, activist priest who taught at LeMoyne, dies at 94

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