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The Trial of the Catonsville Nine

Daniel Berrigan


On May 17, 1968, at the height of the Vietnam War, nine men and women entered a Selective Service office outside Baltimore. They removed military draft records, took them outside, and set them on fire with napalm. The Catholic activists involved in this protest against the War included Daniel and Philip Berrigan; all were found guilty of destroying government property and sentenced to three years in jail. Dan Berrigan fled, and later turned himself in. The Berrigans and their colleagues went on to lives spent struggling against war, poverty, and ... More

Keywords: Daniel Berrigan, Philip Berrigan, Vietnam War, Catholic activists, protest, power, justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780823223305
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823223305.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Berrigan, author