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"To see an archbishop, who had recently celebrated Mass and was still vested and holding his crosier, lie to the faithful in such a bold-faced manner was heartbreaking to me."

--Jennifer Haselberger, former chancellor of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, in an affidavit released by her lawyers July 15 detailing the archdiocese's failings in handling reported cases of sexual abuse

"If married life is as boring and joyless as this document, I am glad I am celibate."

--Jesuit Father Tom Reese, reacting to the 85-page working paper released by the Vatican in advance of the upcoming synod on the family ("NCRonline.org, June 21)

"We now have the infallible magisterium of Samuel Alito. Why don't they just hand them all a thurible and some incense and let them all go wild?"

--Charles P. Pierce on the decision of five Catholic Supreme Court justices to allow employers an exemption from covering contraception, but not other forms of health care, in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby ("Esquire.com, July 1)

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Title Annotation:sign of the times
Publication:U.S. Catholic
Date:Sep 1, 2014
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