US Catholic clergyman and radical pacifist
1923 - Born on the 5th of October in Two Harbors, Minnesota.
1943 - Drafted into combat duty in World War II.
1945 - Served in the artillery during the Battle of the Bulge and became a Second Lieutenant.
Entered a Josephite seminary and became active in the Civil Rights movement.
Marched for desegregation and participated in sit-ins and bus boycotts.
1955 - Ordained as a priest.
He was the first priest in America to be arrested for an act of civil disobedience and was sentenced to 6 years in prison.
1968 - He was released in prison and decided to repeat the protest.
Berrigan was again arrested and was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison.
1973 - Left the priesthood.
1980 - Berrigan, his brother Daniel, and six others began the Plowshares Movement when they entered the General Electric Nuclear Missile Re-entry Division.
- Arrested and initially charged with over ten different felony and misdemeanor counts.
1990 - After nearly ten years of trials and appeals, the Plowshares Eight were re-sentenced.
1999 - He and others banged on A-10 Warthog warplanes in an anti-war protest.
- Convicted of malicious destruction of property and sentenced to 2 1/2 years.
2001 - He was released on 14th of December.
2002 - Berrigan died on 6th of December because of cancer in Baltimore, Maryland.
Brother of Daniel J. Berrigan.
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