Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 15, 2011

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“Imagine what would happen if a squad of firefighters runs so fast at the sound of an alarm to put out a fire, but once on the scene realizes that they have no tanks, not even a drop of water with them. That’s how we are if we run out to preach without praying. One who prays without speaking does more evangelization than one who speaks without praying.”
— Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the papal household, speaking Dec. 9 to the pope and top Vatican officials

“My identity, my personhood . . . does not depend on whether or not I have a green card, a stock portfolio, a job, a home or even a college diploma. Nor does my identity depend upon whom I am sexually attracted to, or to race, religion, gender, social status, bank account, passport or health insurance, but on my essence as a child of God.”
— Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaking Dec. 6 at the inaugural lecture for the University of Notre Dame’s new Project on Human Dignity

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