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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – April 12, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – April 12, 2012

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

“This is what happens in a good confession: You take off your dirty rags — your sins — receive the bath of mercy and rise ‘clothed in the garments of salvation, covered with the robe of righteousness.’”
— Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the papal household, quoting from the Book of Isaiah during his homily at the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion in St. Peter’s Basilica April 6

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – March 29, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – March 29, 2012

| March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

“I don’t think I’ll ever dance the way I used to dance — and that’s part of the sacrifice — but at the same time, God has opened many doors for me to use it and to use it for his kingdom.”
— David Rider, a former professional tap dancer who is now a New York archdiocesan seminarian attending the Pontifical North American College in Rome

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – March 1, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – March 1, 2012

| March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

“The service of charity is a privileged form of evangelization in the light of the teaching of Jesus, who will count what we have done for our brothers and sisters — especially the smallest and most overlooked — as something done for him.”
— Pope Benedict XVI, speaking Feb. 24 to members of a Rome-based charity

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Quotes form this week’s newsmakers – January 5, 2012

Quotes form this week’s newsmakers – January 5, 2012

| January 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Children, inside and outside the womb, are uniquely vulnerable to environmental hazards and exposure to toxic pollutants in the environment. Their bodies, behaviors and size leave them more exposed than adults to such health hazards.”

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 22, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 22, 2011

| December 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

“When the economy fails to generate sufficient jobs, there is a moral obligation to help protect the life and dignity of unemployed workers and their families.”
— Bishop Stephen Blaire of Stockton, Calif., chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, in a Dec. 12 letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 15, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 15, 2011

| December 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Imagine what would happen if a squad of firefighters runs so fast at the sound of an alarm to put out a fire, but once on the scene realizes that they have no tanks, not even a drop of water with them. That’s how we are if we run out to preach without praying. One who prays without speaking does more evangelization than one who speaks without praying.”

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers — December 8, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers — December 8, 2011

| December 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

“If you’ve been away, come home to your parish, and visit CatholicsComeHome.org today.”
— Part of the message of a new advertising campaign airing on major television networks Dec. 16-Jan. 8 sponsored by the Atlanta-based organization Catholics Come Home, which seeks to bring Catholics back to church

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 1, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 1, 2011

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

“I do not believe those executions made us safer. Certainly I don’t believe they made us nobler as a society. And I simply cannot participate once again in something I believe to be morally wrong.”
— Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, who on Nov. 22 placed a moratorium on the use of the death penalty for the rest of his term, while stating his regrets for allowing two men to be executed during his first time in office in the 1990s

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – November 23, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – November 23, 2011

| November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

“One of the good things that God might bring out of this is some kind of alliance between the church and the educational community. We might come with a little wisdom earned the hard way to that table.”
— Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, responding to a question about the sexual abuse scandal rocking Penn State University during a Nov. 14 news conference following the first session of the USCCB fall general assembly

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – November 10, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – November 10, 2011

| November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

“The missionaries in the first evangelization covered immense geographic distances to spread the good news. We, the missionaries of the new evangelization, must surmount ideological distances just as immense, oftentimes before we ever journey beyond our own neighborhood or family.”

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers

| October 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

“The new evangelization of America must be our only task for Hispanic theology and ministry, indeed our only task for all theology and ministry in our church.”

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – September 29, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – September 29, 2011

| September 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

“The Catholic bishops stand ready to affirm every positive measure taken by you and your administration to strengthen marriage and the family. We cannot be silent, however, when federal steps harmful to marriage, the laws defending it and religious freedom continue apace.”

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