Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Berrigan Remembered Fondly by Fellow 'Plowshares' Activist

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Berrigan Remembered Fondly by Fellow 'Plowshares' Activist

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The death of the Rev. Daniel Berrigan on Saturday brought back powerful memories for a Dormont woman who briefly shared a jail cell with the activist Roman Catholic priest and six others after a dramatic act of civil disobedience at an Eastern Pennsylvania nuclear-weapons plant in 1980.

"I wouldn't have done the Plowshares action if he hadn't been involved," Molly Rush recalled. She and Father Berrigan were among the so-called "Plowshares Eight" who were arrested on Sept. 9, 1980.

They entered the General Electric plant in King of Prussia, hammered on nuclear warhead nosecones and sprayed blood on documents. Then they "got in a circle and prayed and waited until we got arrested," she recalled.

Mrs. Rush was at a retreat in Ohio attended by Father Berrigan when the idea took form. …

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