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America's Street Priest

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Cooper, like Berrigan, attended seminary and studied the Gospel, but he has modeled his life after Herod rather than Jesus. He has turned Trinity Church into a temple to greed. He is an appropriate priest for Wall Street. And on Monday, when activists appear in court because he and the other leaders of Trinity Church are determined to prosecute them, Cooper should consider removing the Christian cross from the sanctuary and replacing it with the true symbol he appears to worship -- the dollar sign.

"All we have is one another to sustain us," Berrigan told me. "Community is not magical. It means people are willing to be human beings together. And it means they are willing to pay the price for being human."

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Chris Hedges spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than 50 countries and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, for which he was a foreign correspondent for 15 years.

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 Why between the honest priest and the "profe... by Ad Du on Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 7:23:18 PM
I wondered what ever happened to Fr. Berrigan.&nbs... by Suzana Megles on Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 6:32:32 AM
"Cooper, like Berrigan, attended seminary" However... by R. A. Landbeck on Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 12:29:58 PM
I am reminded of a case in which Lincoln Steffens,... by James L McGee on Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 7:47:39 PM