Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – May 10, 2012

| May 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

“We bury the dead because it is a corporal work of mercy. It’s something that is enjoined in Holy Scripture. That’s because everyone is made in God’s image and likeness.”
— Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, who conducted a gravesite memorial service April 25 for 13 indigent adults and 120 unborn babies at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Chicago

“He [Chen Guangcheng] is one of the few people who has the courage to stand up and speak for the women and children. They [government officials] don’t want their authority, their brutal policy to be challenged.”
— Chai Ling, founder and president of All Girls Allowed, speaking about the Chinese activist’s work against the country’s forced abortion and sterilization practices

“It really isn’t that big of a price to pay for keeping our integrity.”
— PJ Jedlovec, president of Vanderbilt Catholic, the university’s Catholic campus ministry, on the group’s decision not re-register as an official student organization in light of the school’s non-discrimination policy, which disallows the group from requiring its leaders to be Catholic

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