Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 22, 2011

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“When the economy fails to generate sufficient jobs, there is a moral obligation to help protect the life and dignity of unemployed workers and their families.”
— Bishop Stephen Blaire of Stockton, Calif., chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, in a Dec. 12 letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives

“Today more than ever we need authentic witnesses, and not simply people who parcel out rules and facts: We need witnesses capable of seeing farther than others because their life is so much broader.”
— Pope Benedict XVI, in his message for the World Day of Peace Jan. 1, with its theme, “Educating Young People in Justice and Peace”

“I see my appointment as recognition from the bishops of the work that women are doing in this part of the world.”
— Sister Hermenegild Makoro, a member of the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood, on her appointment as the new secretary-general of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference

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