Bill Ofenloch

KBP7 Statement on Nuclear Disarmament, October 2021

October 5, 2021

ON NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT OCTOBER 2021 Current world events reveal the nuclear threat to the planet to be growing ever larger. We applaud Archbishop Gallagher, Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, in his recent address to the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Plenary session. Commemorating and promoting the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear…

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Mark Colville Released from Prison Today, September 10

September 10, 2021

Mark Colville was released from the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, NY on September 10. He had been there for three months. He had served enough of his sentence including time before trial in Georgia county jails to be released without home confinement or time in a halfway house. He was met by Luz, his…

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Patrick O’Neill, Letter from Raleigh Halfway House, September 6,2021

September 7, 2021

PATRICK O’NEILL’S LETTER FROM RALEIGH Halfway House – September 6, 2021 On August 24 I stepped through the gate of Federal “Correctional” Institution Elkton in Northeast Ohio into the loving arms of my wife, Mary Rider. A welcoming committee of Jack and Betsy Williams and Julie Shocksnider invited Mary, me and my friend and chauffeur…

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Patrick O’Neill. Final Prison Letter, August 19, 2021

August 21, 2021

August 19, 2021 At this writing I have 5 days left in FCI Elkton before my transfer to a Raleigh halfway house. While here I have interviewed more than 15 men about their lives and their cases. One man, who turned 30 since he was sentenced, has a 22.5-year sentence — that’s more than 8,000…

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Patrick O’Neill, Gratitude, August 18, 2021

August 20, 2021

Hello Friends, As my transfer date gets closer (Mary picks me up at Elkton August 24 around 9 a.m.) I want to thank all of you who have so kindly supported me and sent prayers of Love for Mary and me and our family over the last 7-plus months. I won’t say this has been…

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Appeal to be Argued Friday, Aug. 13, Clare Grady Released to Home Confinement

August 11, 2021

Appeal to be Argued Friday, Aug. 13, Clare Grady Released to Home Confinement. Friday, August 13 at 9:30 am ET, three KBP7 attorneys will be giving fifteen minutes together of oral arguments before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, GA. KBP7 attorney, Bill Quigley, stated, “The appeal challenges the way the District Court…

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Catholics must act on Francis’ mandate to abolish nuclear weapons by Art Laffin, NCR, August 6, 2021

August 10, 2021

During his historic visit to Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 2019, Pope Francis declared that “the use of atomic energy for purposes of war is immoral, just as the possessing of nuclear weapons is immoral.” The pontiff said the world “must never grow weary of working to support the principal international legal instruments of nuclear disarmament…

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Jesuit Steve Kelly has done jail time for protesting nuclear weapons. He’s willing to do it again. By Kevin Clarke, America, August 6, 2021

August 9, 2021

Steve Kelly, S.J., is trying to remain “discreet” about his precise whereabouts just now—it seems there is a warrant out for his arrest. He had already explained to the judge who freed him in April after nearly three years behind bars: He had—and has—no intention of cooperating with any of the stipulations of his supervised…

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Out of Egypt I Called My Son, Patrick O’Neill Prison Reflection, July 30, 2021

August 2, 2021

Out of Egypt I Call My Son Patrick O’Neill’s Prison Reflections (Transcribed and edited by J. Mark Davidson) July 30, 2021 My Time in Elkton is Drawing to a Close July 15: It is 9:00 a.m, and I’m waiting for Rec. As I get closer to leaving Elkton, I am also getting more anxious. In…

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Vermont Pacifist Leaves Manchester, NH Halfway House by Arnie Albert, InDepthNH, July 30, 2021

July 30, 2021

MANCHESTER—When Martha Hennessy was released from a federal prison and transferred to an “adult residential re-entry” program in Manchester, it wasn’t her first trip to the Queen City or her first entanglement with the criminal legal system. Hennessy says her first arrest came in 1979, when she and a group of apple-pickers were arrested for…

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