In 2001, I turned eighty. That same year, the twin towers fell in Manhattan, and another American saga of revenge opened. The state mobilized mightily, the Church fell in line. . . . The world has fallen to a brutal scramble, more atrocious, more thwarting to sane understanding than when we began the work of peacemaking. And our beloved Church? It has become the spiritual arm of thuggish warmongers.

Daniel Berrigan, Lamentations