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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – January 3, 2013

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – January 3, 2013

| December 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Everyone is coming to church seeking a word of comfort and consolation, which they don’t find anywhere else. You hear gun and mortar shots everywhere. We don’t know where they are coming from or where they are aimed; we only know that they bring death and destruction.”
— Bishop Giuseppe Nazzaro, Latin-rite apostolic vicar of Aleppo, Syria, speaking about Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses in the war-torn city

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 20, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 20, 2012

| December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Our lives will never be the same. But neither will we have to face a single day without the strength and peace that only Christ can give to us. In that strength and in that peace, I am very much united with you today.”
— Baltimore Archbishop William Lori, the bishop of Bridgeport, Conn., from 2001 until he was named to Baltimore in March, in a letter read at all of the Sunday Masses Dec. 16 at St. Rose of Lima in Newtown, Conn.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 6, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 6, 2012

| December 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Many Lebanese families have welcomed Syrian families into their own homes. They’re not relatives, they’re just people in need, and they’ve been welcomed. But the welcome is wearing thin.”
— Hessen Sayah, project manager for Syrian refugees for Caritas Lebanon, the local church’s charitable agency, on the flood of refugees fleeing to Lebanon to escape Syria’s civil war

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – November 21, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – November 21, 2012

| November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

“We bishops and priests are eager to help you if you experience difficulty, hesitation, or uncertainty about approaching the Lord in this sacrament. If you have not received this healing sacrament in a long time, we are ready to welcome you.”— From an exhortation approved Nov. 13 by the U.S. bishops encouraging Catholics to take advantage of the sacrament of penance

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – November 8, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – November 8, 2012

| November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Preachers should be aware, in an appropriate way, of what their people are watching on television, what kind of music they are listening to, which websites they find appealing, and which films they find compelling. References to the most popular cultural expressions — which at times can be surprisingly replete with religious motifs — can be an effective way to engage the interest of those on the edge of faith.”

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Quotes form this week’s newsmakers – October 25, 2012

Quotes form this week’s newsmakers – October 25, 2012

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

“If Marylanders do not repeal the same-sex marriage law by voting against Question 6, what happened to Dr. Angela McCaskill is just a taste of what will happen to religious institutions, ministries, businesses and other individuals.”
— Mary Ellen Russell

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – October 11, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – October 11, 2012

| October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Works of charity and justice are one of the most powerful ways to inspire people to see what the church is and think about why they might want to re-engage with it or . . . meet the Lord for the first time.”
— Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz., chairman of the board of Catholic Relief Services, who is attending the world Synod of Bishops dedicated to the new evangelization Oct. 7-28 at the Vatican

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – September 27, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – September 27, 2012

| September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Lord knows there are plenty of Good Fridays in our lives . . . but they will not prevail. Easter will. As we Irish claim, ‘Life is all about loving, living, and laughing, not about hating, dying, and moaning.’”

— Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, talking Sept. 14 at Fordham University in New York with television comedian Stephen Colbert about faith, humor and spirituality

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – August 16, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – August 16, 2012

| August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

“What you see . . . are people with war stories you don’t expect. Mothers showing bullet wounds under their dresses. Children drawing pictures in a clinic they should have no reason to draw.”
— Caroline Brennan, senior communications officer for Catholic Relief Services, speaking about the plight of refugees fleeing violence in Syria

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – August 2, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – August 2, 2012

| August 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

“It just touched my spirit. And just to be among so many African-Americans who know who they are as Christians and . . . are not afraid to let people know that we are black and we are Catholic and that there’s no separation in that was a powerful thing.”
— Deacon Lawrence Houston, who ministers at St. Peter Claver Parish in New Orleans, speaking July 19 about the National Black Catholic Congress XI in Indianapolis

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – May 10, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – May 10, 2012

| May 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

“We bury the dead because it is a corporal work of mercy. It’s something that is enjoined in Holy Scripture. That’s because everyone is made in God’s image and likeness.”
— Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, who conducted a gravesite memorial service April 25 for 13 indigent adults and 120 unborn babies at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Chicago

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – April 26, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – April 26, 2012

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

“The spirit of our age is profoundly secular. And secularism accepts religion — if it accepts it at all — only on its own terms. Under this view, religion is subordinated to the political interests of the secular state. And it is precisely this subordination of religion to the state that the First Amendment seeks to prevent.”

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