Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – March 3, 2011

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“You and our brother bishops in Wisconsin are offering a timely reminder of what the church teaches on the rights and duties of workers, including the right to form and belong to unions and other associations, and the obligation to address difficult problems with respect for the rights and needs of all.”
— Bishop Stephen Blaire of Stockton, Calif., chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, in a Feb. 24 letter to the archbishop of Milwaukee regarding Wisconsin’s budget battle

“He was like St. Paul, who was a great persecutor of the church, yet when he saw the light of Christ, he was perhaps the greatest apostle for the Gospel.”
— Pro-life activist Joan Andrews Bell, speaking about Dr. Bernard Nathanson, once a leading figure in the movement to legalize abortion who spent the decades before his death Feb. 21 raising awareness about the horrors of abortion

“We want to thank God for all that he did for us. Our faith and hope were fundamental for our survival.”
— Mario Gomez, one of the Chilean miners trapped for more than two months underground, commenting during a recent visit to the Holy Land with many of the other miners

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