Chris Hedges in TruthDig yesterday:
Trinity had the demonstrators arrested. It chose to act like a real estate company, or the corporation it has become, rather than a church.
Fr. D.Berrigan: “It is up to us to take the initiative and hope the churches catch up”
Berrigan believes, as did Martin Luther King, that â€œthe evils of capitalism are as real as the evils of militarism and the evils of racism.â€ And he has dedicated his life to fighting these evils. It is a life worth emulating.
DBerrigan: “If voting changed anything, theyâ€™d make it illegal” (quoting Emma Goldman)
DBerrigan: The notion that one has to achieve peace of mind before stretching out oneâ€™s hand to oneâ€™s neighbor is a distortion of our human experience, and ultimately a dodge of our responsibility.
Hedges closes the article with a contrast of Father Berrigan with the rector of Trinity Church Wall Street, and I encourage you (or pre-warn you) to read it, rather than me quoting it in full. Needless to say, it’s not a pretty picture, and represents the kind of Mammon over Faithfulness contrast to which Father Berrigan stands in stark contrast.