In "To Be a Christian Is...To Be a Revolutionary," an autobiography published after his disappearance, Fr. James "Guadalupe" Carney (pictured) wrote:
"Why are the campesinos so poor in this rich valley? They are farmers who do not have any land! We rebel against that, even if they call us communists, even if they kill us. We have to wake our people up, tell them to get organized, help them to change the situation."Carney, who'd relocated to Nicaragua after his expulsion, made trips back to Detroit in the early 1980s, one of them for his mother's funeral. It was at that time that Mulligan, who'd joined the Jesuits' Detroit Province in 1963, befriended the missionary. Afterwards, he said, as siblings sought answers about their brother's disappearance, "I practically became a member of the family." He worked with Virginia Smith and Eileen Connolly, who've since died, and Carney's brother-in-law Joe Connolly on the case. Surviving siblings and other family members still hope that his remains can be located and be given a Christian burial.
Carney's decision to join the revolutionary group was at odds with the Jesuits' mission in Central America and he accepted that, but Mulligan believes that had he lived he would have recommitted to the order."The Jesuits had a lot of respect and a lot of love for Jim Carney," the missionary said. "He was a very serious and a very careful person."
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