A revolution is interesting insofar as it avoids like the plague the plague it promised to heal
The Jesuits I know who have died and all their lives were great teachers, they're the least remembered people.
I don't have to prove my life. I just have to live.
There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.
The arms race is worse than it ever was, the dumping of creation down a military rat hole is worse than it ever was, the wars across the earth are worse than they ever were.
It's not going to be easy to change things.
One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible.
Because success is such a weasel word anyway, it's such a horribly American word, and it's such a vamp and, I think it's a death trap.
I never met a Jesuit before I applied for the order.
It's also reflective of a young person's religion or faith in that it's highly charged with sacramental imagery and with country imagery, because I was in the seminary for so many years in the country.
My father had very little formal education.
We have one of our priests in prison right now, Steve Kelly, for his antiwar actions, and three of us in the community are forbidden to visit him because we're all convicted felons.
You just have to do what you know is right.
I think of my brother just out of prison again. He will have spent ten years of the last 30 in prison.