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These Catholics broke into a nuclear base. Now they’re asking a judge to drop the charges

August 8, 2019
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Overflow Crowd on hand for Kings Bay break-in arguments by Wes Wolfe(Brunswick News) – August 7

August 8, 2019

The line was out the door an hour before the hearing was scheduled. Not long after, word came that fewer than 10 spaces were left in the courtroom. Inside were around 50 people in the gallery — including Emmy award-winning actor Martin Sheen — another 30 or so waiting outside, an enhanced law enforcement presence…

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Patrick O’Neill’s RFRA Oral Argument

August 7, 2019

Good Morning Judge Wood – It is good to finally meet you; I had expected our first encounter would have been a year ago. Many of my dear friends are in court today as well as my wife, Mary, my son, Michael, my daughters, Bernadette, Annie and Mary Evelyn and my almost 1-year-old granddaughter, Theresa…

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August 7, 2019 Press Release

August 7, 2019

Federal Judge Hears Kings Bay Plowshares’ Motion to Dismiss Charges Under RFRA BRUNSWICK, GA – The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 in federal court today made oral arguments concerning the denial of the pre-trial motions to dismiss the charges against them. Appearing for the first time before Judge Lisa Godbey Wood, who will be the trial…

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Martha Hennessy’s RFRA Oral Argument

August 7, 2019

Our Catholic faith and formation of conscience calls us to what some may describe as prophetic action that requires service to others. Faith is seen in action, not merely through words alone. Each time people of faith give up their personal security for the love of good, mercy, and justice, evil becomes overcome by God’s…

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Clare Grady’s RFRA Oral Arguments

August 7, 2019

Hello Judge Wood, good to finally meet you. I have heard much about you, your intellect and your love of the law. I am grateful for all public servants who offer their labor in the pursuit of Justice. Justice, for me, to quote Dr. Cornell West, is “what love looks like in public”. A growing…

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Necessity: Despite legal setbacks, Plowshares 7 hold to religious freedom defense by Jesse Remidios. (NCR)

July 20, 2019

Let’s say the house across the street is on fire. You hear someone trapped inside, calling for help. The only way in to save that individual is to kick down the door, go inside, and pull them out. “Necessity,” under the law, means that should you kick down the door, you could argue you should…

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Awaiting trial for breaking into a nuclear base, 7 Catholic activists are unrepentant. By Yonat Shimeon. – (RNS)

July 10, 2019

In April of last year, on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a group of seven aging Catholic activists assembled outside the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in St. Marys, Georgia, and cut a padlock at a maintenance gate. https://religionnews.com/2019/07/10/awaiting-trial-for-breaking-into-a-nuclear-base-7-catholic-activists-are-unrepentant/

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Update: Plowshares defendants object to magistrate’s recommendation

May 28, 2019

Update: Plowshares defendants object to magistrate’s recommendation To read the update, access the PDF below. CLICK HERE: The Defendants response filed in federal court in Brunswick, GA on May 28, 2019  

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Action by Kings Bay Plowshares 7 puts Religious Freedom Restoration Act to the test by Charles Geisler (NCR)

May 28, 2019

Protecting religious liberty in America is an ever-important and ever-perilous task of government. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), passed in 1993 with strong bipartisan support, prohibits the government from unnecessarily burdening the exercise of religious beliefs among its citizens. https://www.ncronline.org/news/opinion/action-kings-bay-plowshares-7-puts-religious-freedom-restoration-act-test

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