Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – March 14, 2013

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“This is beautiful. This is the most loving experience, how an election should be. I wish all the elections in the world could be like that: in an atmosphere of prayer.”
— Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa, who was part of the 2005 conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI, describing the atmosphere of a conclave

“The polls are showing that Catholic people are marrying at [the] same low rate as the rest and are divorcing close to the national rate. That means we have a vocation problem.”
— New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, citing the challenge of a vocations crisis that extends beyond priesthood and religious life to marriage and family, all of which were issues the cardinals of the world discussed in pre-conclave meetings focused on the needs of today’s Church

“God is good. He’s still in charge. I think he’s going to see us through this. We have sisters who are praying 24 hours a day, seven days a week for this.”
— Sister Jane Marie Klein, a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration who is chairperson of the board of Franciscan Alliance, a Midwestern hospital group, speaking in support of a bill to protect conscience rights for workers in the health care industry and employers in light of the federal mandate requiring employers to cover contraceptives, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs

“To persecute people for their religious belief and form of worship is to deny the most fundamental commitment of a liberal democracy.”
— John Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., testifying Feb. 27 in the U.S. House against the rising tide of anti-Semitism around the world

“One of the most striking and effective statements over the years by the pro-life movement has been ‘Abortion stops a beating heart.’ It’s still true, and it’s about time the law starts catching up with that fact.”
— Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, speaking after the Arkansas Legislature voted March 5 and 6 to override Gov. Mike Beebe’s veto of the Arkansas Human Heartbeat Protection Act, which bans most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected and the pregnancy is 12 weeks or greater

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