Bill Ofenloch

Martha Hennessy, Changing the Social Order, May 9, 2021

May 17, 2021

Changing the Social Order May 9th, 2021 I write of my last days here at Danbury FCI Women’s Camp with contradictions in my heart. I will be so happy to be gone from here, but I also will miss the community, as fraught and involuntary as it is. Since coming up to quarantine on the…

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Patrick O’Neill, Statement on Israel-Palestine, May 13, 2021

May 16, 2021

The United States’ self-described “ironclad” support for the Israeli slaughter going on in Gaza this week is just part of an ongoing joint effort by two nuclear superpowers to inflict untold human suffering on the Palestinian people. When I interviewed Noble Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel years ago his message was simply that the Jewish…

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Martha Hennessy, 88 Years Old Today, May 1, 2021

May 10, 2021

88 Years Old Today May 1st, 2021 It is May Day, the feast day of St. Joseph the Worker, and a celebration of the dignity of work for International Workers of the World. I mopped the stairs and hall in front of the medical and psychological services office, now that I’m upstairs in quarantine for…

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Patrick O’Neill Report #7 “Personalism”, May 3, 2021

May 5, 2021

“Personalism” Prison Reflections from Patrick O’Neill (transcribed and edited by J. Mark Davidson) May 3, 2021 Birthday Pizza A couple of nights ago, two of my friends, Sean and Tippy, surprised me with two steaming hot pizzas they made me for my birthday! They had planned to do it back in March, but I was…

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May 2 Update: Carmen and Martha to Receive Early Release, Details on Viewing DePaul Award, May 4 & 5

May 2, 2021

Carmen Trotta and Martha Hennessy To Get Early Release, DePaul Award May 4 & 5 Viewing Details Martha Hennessy and Carmen Trotta have been told that they will be getting early release to home confinement in two weeks. Martha in Danbury FCI had requested home confinement through the CARES Act which provides for early release…

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Berrigan-McAlister Award to KBP7 from DePaul University, May 4 & 5, Statements and Recording

May 2, 2021

The Kings By Plowshares received the first Berrigan-McAlister award for Gospel nonviolence from DePaul University. Dan Berrigan’s 100th birthday on May 9 was also commemorated. The recording has been posted by DePaul University on Vimeo at:https://vimeo.com/582093425/d85bef27ef Following are the statements by the KBP7: Overall schedule: I. Welcome to the Event: Michael Budde (2-3 minutes)II. Remarks…

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Mars Perseverance and the King’s Bay Plowshares: A Study in Priorities by Mike McQuillan in History News Network, April 25, 2021

April 28, 2021

I won, I thought, often. Bobby Allan and I in Ms. Cooke’s fifth grade “show and tell” vied for attention with our astronaut scrapbooks. New York in 1962 had six daily newspapers plus Life and Look magazines, all with color spreads after space flights and available at the nearby newsstand of Manny’s Candy Store. Scissors…

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Martha Hennessy, Reflections from Danbury, April 20, 2021

April 27, 2021

April 20th, 2021 Reflections from Danbury The other evening there were eight deer in the meadow below Camp, playing in the puddles of rainwater collected on the worn spots of the softball diamond. They reminded me of the goats we kept in Vermont, running, splashing with their hooves, chasing one another. While on the phone…

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Patrick O’Neill, Triduum 2021, April 19, 2021

April 20, 2021

“Triduum 2021” Prison Reflections from Patrick O’Neill (transcribed and edited by J. Mark Davidson) April 19, 2021 Holy Thursday Excerpts from letters: “The testament of your imprisonment and continued service to God is a source of encouragement to me”; “My conscience is clear, but that doesn’t mean I’m innocent” – Sherman Lee Dillon. ”I pray…

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Martha Hennessy, Reflection for Easter Sunday, April 4th, 2021 3rd Anniversary of the Kings Bay Plowshares Action

April 20, 2021

Easter Sunday, April 4th, 2021 3rd Anniversary of the Kings Bay Plowshares Action. – July 7th, 2017 – Treaty on the Prohibition of nuclear Weapons. Deeply concerned about the catastrophic humanitarian consequences that would result from any use of nuclear weapons, and recognizing the consequent need to completely eliminate such weapons, which remains the only…

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