“Our apologies, good friends, for the fracture of good order,
the burning of paper instead of children . . . We could not, so
help us God, do otherwise . . . thinking of the Land of Burning
Daniel Berrigan S.J.
How far they fall—even Jesuits--into labyrinthine little hells.
You were one of the glorious exceptions, a glorious atavism—
unsuppressed, cast in steel, like the Jesuits of the Reductions.
You fought to the end & no holds barred--for peace of all things.
Wherever you may or may not be, surely there abides there
no Cardinal Spellman, who, wristing aspergil like a hammer,
sprinkled U.S bombers with the holy water of some other Christ's
War Against Vietnam.
That alone may be a kind of paradise.
R. I. P. & an easy, blest and breathless rest.
E. A. Costa
E. A. Costa May 6, 2016 Granada, Nicaragua