Archive for the 'Inside Line' Category

~ from FCI Elkton, Prison Reflections – “Wars for Freedom and Other Lies”, by Patrick O’Neill

Wars for Freedom and Other Lies Patrick O’Neill’s Prison Reflections (transcribed and edited by J. Mark Davidson)                                         June 17, 2021 Fully Vaccinated I just received my second and final COVID-19 vaccination shot after being here for […]

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~ from Hampshire Halfway House, The Spirit of the Law of Love by Martha Hennessy, June 1

The Spirit of the Law of Love       by Martha Hennessy June 1st, 2021  I am now part of a community, a house where I have neither met nor been introduced to anyone other than the intake lady and my case manager. I am into my 6th day of sitting in a room for […]

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~ from FCI Danbury, Religious Freedom to Oppose Nuclear Weapons by Martha Hennessy, May 20

Religious Freedom to Oppose Nuclear Weapons May 20, 2021 by Martha Hennessy [last prison reflection before being released on May 26] Danbury FCI At trial in October, 2019, in front of Judge Lisa Wood, Patrick O’Neill prayed in his opening statement, “I am happy that the grace of God has brought us together.”  Seven co-defendants […]

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~ from FCI Danbury, Changing the Social Order by Martha Hennessy, May 9

Changing the Social Order    by Martha Hennessy 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 […]

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~ from FCI Elkton, Prison Reflections – “Personalism”, by Patrick O’Neill

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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~ from FCI Danbury, by nuclear resister Martha Hennessy, May 1

88 Years Old Today         by Martha Hennessy May 1, 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 […]

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~ from FCI Danbury, by nuclear resister Martha Hennessy, April 20

Reflections from Danbury by Martha Hennessy April 20, 2021 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 […]

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~ from FCI Elkton, Triduum 2021 Prison Reflections, by Patrick O’Neill

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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~ from FCI Danbury, A reflection for Easter Sunday and the 3rd anniversary of the Kings Bay Plowshares action, by Martha Hennessy

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

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~ from FCI Danbury, An Appreciation of my Fellow Plowshares Friends, by nuclear resister Martha Hennessy

An Appreciation of My Fellow Plowshares Friends by Martha Hennessy (Martha sent this from prison to her friend John Dear, who typed it up and shared it with us. It is a series of reflections about each of the other participants of the Kings’ Bay Plowshares). Steve Kelly, S.J. Steve has been in custody for […]

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