--Father Godfrey Diekmann, O.S.B. (National Catholic Reporter, Feb. 26, 1999)
"Religious experience is not a fully adequate way of knowing Jesus because our experience is notoriously subject to deception. And one of the things that historical inquiry does for Christian confession is to provide a way ... of assessing critically the adequacy of what we claim we know about Jesus, and it does this by insisting that Christian confession necessarily involves referential claims about things that have happened in history."
--New Testament scholar Richard B. Hays (Books & Culture, Mar./Apr. 1999)
"After becoming a bishop, I was astonished by the number of begging letters I began to receive.... Early on I realized that one of my predecessors, Cardinal Albert Meyer, must have contributed to many causes, since many requests came to him. None ever came to his predecessor, Archbishop Moses Elias Kiley. The name may have scared them away."
--Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland (Commonweal Feb. 26, 1999)
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