Radical priest Carl Kabat profiled in NYT
At 75 he continues his crusade against nuclear weapons at missile silos across the United States, armed with a hammer and a pair of bolt cutters. He usually wears a clown suit, in homage, he says, to St. Paulâ€™s words: â€œWe are fools for Christâ€™s sake.â€
Subsequent protests led to Father Kabatâ€™s spending more time in prison than out, raising questions about the effectiveness of his approach.
Liz McAlister, who married Philip Berrigan, has an answer. â€œWe live in a culture where we want to measure everything to know how successful things are,â€ Ms. McAlister said. â€œItâ€™s beautiful to see people who donâ€™t spend time wondering and worrying about that and are willing to do what they think is right regardless of the consequences.â€
Photo: Carl Kabat at the 2008 Catholic Worker National Gathering in Worcester.