Scenes from Daniel Berrigan’s funeral Mass

Scenes from Daniel Berrigan’s funeral Mass

Scenes from Daniel Berrigan’s funeral Mass

A funeral Mass for Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan was held on Friday  at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City. A Jesuit priest and herald of the Catholic social justice movement, Berrigan — along with his late brother, Philip, also a priest — became synonymous with anti-war activism

A funeral Mass for Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan was held on Friday  at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City.

A Jesuit priest and herald of the Catholic social justice movement, Berrigan — along with his late brother, Philip, also a priest — became synonymous with anti-war activism in the Vietnam era. In the 1970s and 1980s, Berrigan also emerged as a prominent voice for a Catholic “consistent ethic of life,” opposing war and the death penalty as well as abortion.

Berrigan had been living at the Jesuit infirmary at Fordham University in the Bronx when he died on April 30. He was 94.

RNS Publisher Heidi Thompson attended his funeral and took these photos.

Mourners carry photo of priest and peace activist the Rev. Daniel Berrigan during the funeral march to the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City. (Photo by RNS/Heidi Thompson.)

Mourners carry photo of priest and peace activist the Rev. Daniel Berrigan during the funeral march to the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City. (Photo by RNS/Heidi Thompson.)

A mourner carries a photo of priests Phil and Dan Berrigan burning draft records during a 1968 protest of the Vietnam War. (Photo by RNS/Heidi Thompson.)

A mourner carries a photo of priests Phil and Dan Berrigan burning draft records during a 1968 protest of the Vietnam War. (Photo by RNS/Heidi Thompson.)

Mourners walk past the hearse carrying the body of the Rev. Daniel Berrigan as they enter the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City for the funeral Mass. (Photo by RNS/Heidi Thompson.)

Mourners walk past the hearse carrying the body of the Rev. Daniel Berrigan as they enter the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City for the funeral Mass. (Photo by RNS/Heidi Thompson.)

Processional banners became altar cloths for the funeral Mass of the Rev. Daniel Berrigan in New York City. (Photo by RNS/Heidi Thompson.)

Processional banners became altar cloths for the funeral Mass of the Rev. Daniel Berrigan in New York City. (Photo by RNS/Heidi Thompson.)

 

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