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Remembering Father Daniel Berrigan

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Father Daniel Berrigan - poet, pacifist, and Jesuit priest - passed away last month in New York at age 94. A member of the Catonsville Nine, Berrigan gained notoriety for destroying draft cards during the Vietnam War. His activism landed him on both the cover of Time magazine, which dubbed him and his brother Philip “rebel priests,” and the FBI’s Most Wanted List. How did his activism shape the anti-war movement of the 1960s and 70s? What motivated Berrigan to continue when critics dismissed the impact of non-violent protest? The legacy of Father Daniel Berrigan.

Guests: 

Frida Berrigan, Daniel Berrigan’s niece and author of a 2015 memoir about him called “It Runs In The Family: On Being Raised By Radicals and Growing Into Rebellious Motherhood.”

Joe Tropea, one of the filmmakers behind the documentary “Hit & Stay: A History of Faith and Resistance." The documentary is about religious anti-war activists who protested the Vietnam War by breaking into draft boards and destroying draft files.

Shawn Francis Peters, author of “The Catonsville Nine: A Story of Faith and Resistance in the Vietnam Era

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.