Quote of the day

“Priests who engage in lewd conversations with teenagers are suspended from ministry for committing a ‘boundary violation,’ and are charged with sexual abuse. But Rep. Anthony Weiner can send pornographic images of himself to young girls and he is free as a bird. Indeed, the majority of New Yorkers say he should not resign… …If [Read More...]

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“Our call is truly to service of God’s people, and our presence on the altar represents the service of the whole parish community. We have one foot on the altar and one in the pew…We [deacons] have this special ability to talk about the Gospel from the view of parents, husbands, managers, home-buyers and workers [Read More...]

Quote of the day

Caught this one in a trailer the other day, and it just cracked me up… “Is the Popemobile Catholic?” – Tow Mater, in Pixar’s “Cars 2,” opening next month. [Read more...]

Quote of the day

From a man who knew a thing or two about living… “We’re going to die. Some people are scared of dying. Never be afraid to die. Because you’re born to die.” – Walter Bruening, the world’s oldest man, who died yesterday at the age of 114. Read more. [Read more...]

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“The moral measure of this budget debate is not which party wins or which powerful interests prevail, but rather how those who are jobless, hungry, homeless or poor are treated, Their voices are too often missing in these debates, but they have the most compelling moral claim on our consciences and our common resources… …A [Read More...]

Quote of the day

“Virtue does matter. Courage and humility, justice and perseverance, do have power. Good does win. And the sanctity of human life will endure.” – Archbishop Charles Chaput, quoted here. [Read more...]

Quote of the day, for a Friday in Lent

“Whenever you see a poor, wooden cross, alone, uncared-for, worthless…and without a corpus, don’t forget that that cross is your cross — the everyday hidden cross, unattractive and unconsoling — the cross that is waiting for the corpus it lacks: and that corpus must be you…” “You ask me, ‘Why that wooden cross?’ And I [Read More...]

Quote of the day II

“It always helps to have a bit of prayer in your back pocket. At the end of the day, you have to have something and for me that is God, Jesus, my Catholic upbringing, my faith…” “God has been good to me. My faith has been good to me in the moments of deepest suffering, [Read More...]

Quote of the day

“What are my sources of strength? My husband and my three kids [Donna, Laura and John Jr.], my health-care team, and my religion.  My desk drawer is filled with all kinds of prayers.” – Geraldine Ferraro, writing about her struggle with cancer, quoted here. [Read more...]

Quote of the day: Thomas Merton on Ash Wednesday

“Ash Wednesday is for people who know that it means for their soul to be logged with these icy waters: all of us are such people, if only we can realize it. There is confidence everywhere in Ash Wednesday, yet that does not mean unmixed and untroubled security. The confidence of the Christian is always [Read More...]


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