"This week their voices were finally heard--a chorus, not raucous, but quiet and steady. From this day forward they will know--and they have proved to the rest of Catholic America--that the Vatican can be made to hear the just demands of the faithful."
--Author Paul Wilkes, on the resignation of Cardinal Law (The New York New York, state, United States
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"We are expected to do good, to do justice in our lives, and we're expected to resist evil. So I would say that we have to continue resisting war as long as we live."
--Activist Philip Berrigan Philip Berrigan (October 5, 1923 – December 6, 2002) was an internationally renowned American peace activist, Christian anarchist and former Roman Catholic priest. Along with his brother Daniel Berrigan, he was for a time on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list for actions , on his deathbed (Read at his funeral, Dec. 9, 2002)
"This is to humble ourselves and show people that we get it."
--Father John McAndrew Sean Victor McAndrew - or 'John' as he is known - was born in the small County Mayo town of Bangor Erris on the 8th July 1927.
John is one of the few Mayo Gaelic footballers still alive to hold All-Ireland Senior Football winners medals. , organizer of a priests' day of penance for sex abuse (Associated Press Associated Press: see news agency.
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"We think he is Lord of our transportation choices as well as all our other choices."
--Rev. Jim Ball Jim Ball is a Sydney radio personality who can be heard on 2GB (873 AM) between 12 midnight and 5am weekdays.
His program is the top overnight show in Sydney, according to ratings figures. of the Evangelical Environmental Network, sponsor of the "What Would Jesus Drive?" campaign (Associated Press, Nov. 13, 2002)
"The constant teaching of the church supports the idea that there are two classes: the saved and the damned."
--Cardinal Avery Dulles, arguing against universal salvation (Catholic News Service, Nov. 21, 2002)
"Has it ever occurred to you that God loves everybody--not just you?
--Khalil, a character in the Veggie Tales movie, Jonah