Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – January 17, 2013

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Archbishop Muller

Archbishop Muller

“Faith and reason are like two people who love each other deeply, who cannot live without each other, and who were intimately made for one another, so much so that they cannot be considered separate from one another and cannot reach their goals separately.”
— Archbishop Gerhard L. Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and coordinator of a project to publish the complete works of Joseph Ratzinger-Pope Benedict XVI, on Jan. 11 highlighting a key teaching of the pope that faith and reason go hand in hand

“A woman [being] on a strong medication like that without a physician’s supervision could be very dangerous.”
— Dr. Kathleen Raviele, an obstetrician-gynecologist in Atlanta and former president of the Catholic Medical Association, speaking against a recommendation by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to allow oral contraceptives to be sold over the counter

“People won’t go out at night in the area because they are afraid. We are living just yards away from the riots. They have come down and thrown rocks and missiles at our church.”
— Willie Ward, a businessman and lay spokesman for St. Matthew Catholic Church in Belfast, Northern Ireland, addressing the rioting that has erupted following a vote Dec. 3 by the Belfast City Council to restrict how often the Union Jack is flown at City Hall

“The fear of God frees us from the fear of men. It liberates.”
— Pope Benedict XVI, speaking on the feast of the Epiphany, Jan. 6, on the need for bishops to have courage in the of face opposition and to peacefully stand firm in the truth as they lead people to the Christ

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