Religion: A Marriage of True Minds

In the earlier days of his imprisonment for destroying draft records, the Rev. Philip Berrigan had strong views on the value of the Roman Catholic discipline of priestly celibacy. Married resisters, he noted, were not fully free to fight: they had to temper zeal with prudence and think of their families as well as their mission. Few of his fellow revolutionaries agreed with him more than Sister Elizabeth McAlister, an intense and idealistic admirer, who was convicted at Harrisburg last year, along with Berrigan, of smuggling letters into and out of a federal...

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