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"I'm a liberal because I'm a Catholic. I really took seriously that stuff that if you have two coats you should give one to the man who has none."

--Author Anna Quindlen, "Voices from the Field" lecture at Chicago's Field Museum, Feb. 29, 2000

"The things that unite us are more important than the things that divide us.... In recent years I have become increasingly convinced that the world in which I live has a chance of survival only if spheres of differing, contradictory, or even conflicting ethics cease to exist. This one world needs one ethic. Our society does not need a uniform religion or ideology, but it does need some binding norms, values, ideals, and goals."

--Theologian Hans Kung (Breakthrough News, newsletter of Global Education Associates, January-April 2000)

"The time we are living in could be called the time of the laity."

--Pope John Paul II to the participants of the General Chapter of the Oblates of St. Joseph (ZENIT Feb. 17, 2000)

"I think it's time the church tried something new. For 2,000 years, the men have been in charge, and the men haven't done the job.... We need women priests, we need women bishops.... When women get their voice in the church, we will have more justice in the world."

--Father Roy Bourgeois, M.M., on Vatican Radio (quoted in National Catholic Reporter, Feb. 11, 2000)
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