Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – February 17, 2011

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“I follow the principles of my conscience, and I am ready to die and sacrifice my life for the principles I believe.”
— Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s minister for minorities and a Catholic who refuses to stop speaking against his country’s blasphemy law even though he is a target for assassination by pro-Taliban religious extremists

“For over three decades, Americans have come together in what may be the only truly bipartisan agreement possible: That whatever our differences on the underlying question of legality, we agree that the federal government should not subsidize abortions with taxpayer dollars.”
— Cathy Cleaver Ruse, senior fellow for legal studies at the Family Research Council and a former spokeswoman for the U.S. bishops on pro-life issues, testifying Feb. 8 on a House bill that would make permanent a ban on federal funding of abortion

“I hope my song encourages people to think of how they live their lives according to the Gospel call, to love and serve others.”
— Nick Cardilino, a University of Dayton campus minister whose original song, ‘Called to Glory,’ will be the anthem for the 2011 National Catholic Youth Conference in November

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