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, executive director of the Maryland Catholic Conference, responding to Gallaudet University’s decision to place Angela McCaskill, its chief diversity officer, on paid administrative leave for signing a petition to bring Maryland’s same-sex marriage law to a public referendum

“We can easily remember a time in our lives when Facebook and YouTube didn’t exist — kids don’t remember that. We wanted to do something where we could help our kids become better catechized, but we knew we had to do it in a different, new kind of format.”
— Bob Perron, executive director of the Department of Youth Ministry in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, W.Va., which recently launched “Video Catechism for Teens” — a free online resource for youth and young adults at http://www.vcat.org

“Christianity must never be seen as something from the past, nor lived with one’s gaze always looking back, because Jesus is yesterday, today and for all eternity.”
— Pope Benedict XVI, speaking during an audience Oct. 12 with 15 bishops who participated in the Second Vatican Council between 1962-65

“Our emphasis isn’t just on reorganizing the church, but on reinvigorating the missionary impulses of the entire Christian community.”
— Michael Pruller, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Vienna, Austria, which is planning a major reorganization that will see its 660 parishes merged over the next decade into around 150 larger parishes, each served by three to five priests and offering regular Masses

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