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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 - THE LnHBRIDGE HERALD - Saturday, March 13, 1971 Priests conspiracy case brings divided reaction By GEORGE VV. CORNELL AP Religion Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Demonstrations . . . resolutions ... drama . . . meetings letters to editors and bisliops . . . Tiiese are among the reactions crackling in American religious circles over the United States government's conspiracy charges against six persons, including three Roman Catholic priests An ex-priest and a nun. "Modern prophets," say some. But others declaim them as tools for "terrorist activity." Much of the furore has centred on the brother priests, B�v. Phil and Rev. Daniel Berrigan, although the latter i.s not among the six defendants, but is cited among seven CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 nth St. S. Mr. D. Maisey, Organist J. R. CHAPMAN, Minister Sunday School-10:00 a.m. Morning Worship-11:00 a.m. Evening Service-7:00 p.m. EVERYBODY WELCOME others as co-conspirators in an alleged kidnap-bombing plot to protest the Vietnam war. "They are a strange mixture of exhibitionism and anti-Americanism," a priest-columnist, Rev. Daniel Lyons, who supports the Vietnam war, writes of the Berrigans. But a Presbyterian theologian and war critic. Rev. Robert McAfee Brown, voices confidence in their innocence and says: "If the Berrigans ara 'guilty,' so are we." They themselves have called the charges a "fabrication by the government." SUPPORT ACCUSED Most of the reaction in church groups and publications has been sympathetic to the accused group, and skeptical of charges they planned to blow up heating systems in Washington, D.C., and kidnap presidential adviser Henry Kissinger. A group of 77 faculty members and seminarians at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore linked the case to a "demoralizing effort to associate all dissent with 'anardiy," and i/iance CHURCH 1202 3rd Avenue S. A. DANIEL GOLDSMITH Minister 10:00 Sunday School 11:00 Morning Service 7:30 Evening Service DIAL-A^THOT 327-4581 CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 - 21st Ave. S. SUNDAY 10:00 a.m.-Bible Study 11:00 a.m.-Morning Service 6:00 p.m.-Evening Service WEDNESDAY 7:30 p.m.-Bible Study NORMAN FISK EVANGELIST Phone 328-5781 Bethel Baptist Church. 716 23rd Street North N. CARLSON, PASTOR SUNDAY SERVICE - 10:30 A.M., 11:20 A.M. AND 7:00 P.M. MISSION MARCH 14-19 St. Patrick's Church SCHEDULE: SUNDAY, MARCH 14th Mission Sermon at all Masses MONDAY, MARCH 15-FRI., MARCH 19 7:00 a.m.-12:05 p.m.-Masses followed by 7 minute instructions 7:30 p.m. each day-Mission Sermon The Mission Preacher is Rev. Father Jack Hennessy, CM.I., from Vancouver. He is conversant with.every phase of the Oblate priestly ministry in Western Canada - has lived with the Indian people of the Cariboo. He has been a teacher, school principal, full time mission preacher and pastor of a large parish In New Westminster. He Is well known for his work In the realms of marriage counselling and rehabilitation of alcoholics. All Are Welcome! said: "We are appalled at the government's on-going conspiracy to stifle all forms of dissent." The National Council of Churches, in a resolution, urged Americans to abide by traditional standards of Justice presuming the group innocent, unless proved otherwise. The Holy Cross Quarterly, alumni publication of a Jesuit college in Worcester, Mass., devoted its entire 80-page current issue to the Berrigans. "To some th