Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – November 21, 2012

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“Of all the people we need to reach out to, all the people that are hard to get at, the street people, the ones who are on drugs, the ones who have had abortions, she was one of them. What a tremendous opportunity to say to them you can not only be brought back into society, you can not only be brought back into the church, you can be a saint!”
— Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, speaking about Dorothy Day, whose sainthood cause was endorsed by the U.S. bishops Nov. 13

“We bishops and priests are eager to help you if you experience difficulty, hesitation, or uncertainty about approaching the Lord in this sacrament. If you have not received this healing sacrament in a long time, we are ready to welcome you.”
— From an exhortation approved Nov. 13 by the U.S. bishops encouraging Catholics to take advantage of the sacrament of penance

“If we don’t do it right, if we’re not faithful to who we are as Catholics, then we cede the issue to the environmental groups. The solutions [they offer] won’t be as attentive to the needs of people, particularly poor people.”
— Dan Misleh, executive director of the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change, on the need for Catholics to shape how the world addresses climate change and other environmental concerns

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