Quotes from this week’s newsmakers

| June 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Assisted suicide is and will always be an affront to the dignity of the human person, a heinous practice that must be aggressively confronted and contrasted by true compassion, support and love.”
— From a statement by the Michigan Catholic Conference marking the death June 3 of Jack Kevorkian, a longtime advocate of assisted suicide

“We’ve got to tighten up as a family and get involved with the lives of our own people. Mind someone else’s business with a Jesus’ love and a Jesus’ level of compassion.”
— Therese Wilson Favors, in an essay promoting the National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life’s declaration of June as Abortion and All Acts of Violence Awareness Month

“He never passed by an opportunity to bring someone to the faith. He was a hands-on evangelizer.”
— Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria, Ill., speaking about famed radio and television host Archbishop Fulton Sheen, who was the subject of an official position paper the bishop recently presented to Pope Benedict XVI outlining why the Catholic Church should recognize Archbishop Sheen as a saint

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