" In light of Ignatius' 'Two Standards' and 'The Mystries Done From The Garden To The House Of Annas', at any moment we can be Judas or Peter, a Christian life can be a fine line."
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Two Jesuits Found Guilty Of Federal Charges, Could Face Ten Years In Prision
Trident Sub based at Kitsap
A federal jury in Tacoma on Monday convicted five anti-war activists – including a Jesuit priest from the Hilltop – for breaking into Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor to protest the nuclear weapons stored there, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reported.
The jury found guilty on all counts the Rev. Bill Bichsel, 82, of Tacoma; the Rev. Stephen Kelly, 60, a Jesuit priest from Oakland, Calif.; Sister Anne Montgomery, 84, of Redwood City, Calif.; Susan Crane, 67, a retired public school teacher from Baltimore; and Lynne Greenwald, 60, a social worker from Bremerton. They were convicted of conspiracy, trespassing and destruction of government property.
They’re scheduled to be sentenced March 28; they face up to 10 years in prison. The defendants admitted they broke into the base on Nov. 2, 2009, using bolt cutters to cut through three chain-link fences to enter an area where nuclear warheads are stored.
I am not a Jesuit, nor am I a cleric. I spent about 5 years under the spiritual direction of a Jesuit, 3 of those years in a weekly directed retreat in everyday life. The profound impact that the Society and the Excercises had upon my life, resulted in me, trying to deal with that impact in some way by sharing my view of Jesus Christ with others. My intention is to pull together Jesuitical and Catholic subjects that interest me. I was born on the feast day of St. Paul Miki, S.J.. I am the father of three small children and an infant, I am married to a great wife.