Philip Berrigan Quotes (2 quotes)
“The church is a major bureaucracy, and major bureaucracies are disobedient to the gospel.”
Fighting the Lamb's War: Skirmishes with the American Empire (1996), p.38
“We Christians forget (if we ever learned) that attempts to redress real or imagined injustice by violent means are merely another exercise in denial — denial of God and her nonviolence towards us, denial of love of neighbor, denial of laws essential to our being.”
Fighting the Lamb's War: Skirmishes with the American Empire (1996), p.204
“Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think and to speak without hypocrisy.”
Martí : Thoughts/Pensamientos (1994)
“As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?”
―Alexis de Tocqueville
Letter to Ernest de Chabrol, 9 June 1831 Tocqueville Reader, p. 41
“I know not where His islands lift
Their fronded palms in air;
I only know I cannot drift
Beyond His love and care.”
―John Greenleaf Whittier
The eternal Goodness, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
“Man is his own star, and the soul that can
Render an honest and a perfect man
Commands all light, all influence, all fate.
Nothing to him falls early, or too late.
Our acts our angels are, or good or ill,
Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.”
The Honest Man's Fortune, (1613; published 1647)
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Picture Source: WikipediaPhilip Berrigan
Born: October 5, 1923
Died: December 6, 2002 (aged 79)
Bio: Philip Francis Berrigan was an internationally renowned American peace activist, Christian anarchist and former Roman Catholic priest. Along with his brother Daniel Berrigan, he was for a time on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list for acts of vandalism including destruction of government property.