The Judge and the Jesuit

by Mark Chmiel

Judge:  “Father Berrigan, regardless of the outcome of these hearings, will you promise the court that you will refrain from such acts in the future?”

Berrigan:  ”Your honor, it seems to me that you are asking the wrong question.”

Judge: ”Okay, Father Berrigan, what do you think is the proper question?”

Berrigan: ”Well, your honor, it appears to me that you should ask President Bush if he’ll stop making missiles; and if he’ll stop making them, then I’ll stop banging on them and you and I can go fishing.”

—  Apostle of Peace:  Essays in Honor of Daniel Berrigan

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