Father Daniel Berrigan, Catholic priest, social activist and poet, called”the granddaddy of the Catholic protest movement”by the New York Times , will speak at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at WVU s Eiesland Hall Auditorium.
Father Berrigans talk is being sponsored by the Newman Club of St. John University Parish as part of St. Johns annual lecture series.
Father Berrigan has written more than 50 books, including Daniel: Under the Siege of the Divine , Night Flight to Hanoi and Time Without Number , which won the Lamont Poetry Award.
He may be best known for his protests against the Vietnam War and nuclear arms, gaining national attention as a social activist in 1968 when he, his brother Philip, and seven other protestors destroyed draft registration files in Catonsville, Md., for which he was sentenced to three years in prison. His subsequent play about the event, The Trial of the Catonsville 9 , won an Obie Award on Broadway.