". . . the attraction of Christ makes possible an openness that would be impossible without him. We know, of course, that a disarming child comes into our lives with Christmas."
"Our Bridging Borders campaign seeks to raise awareness (open eyes and hearts) and invite a response of action rooted in love that seeks to bring about structural change for the common good."
"I stay because my faith is the rock upon which I have built my life. "
"Paul reminds us that God’s grace is sufficient for us, precisely because God’s strength is made perfect in weakness."
"Marriage can be beautiful. In its most beautiful moments, we recognize Jesus’ words in today’s Gospel account. “So they are no longer two, but one flesh. . . ."
"As Francis says, this attitude is an ancient evil. And it is certainly not confined to the Church. The Church cannot legislate it out of existence. We cannot be forced to turn from clerical ways. It’s a daily and gradual shift in attitude."
"Moreover, how can I give up my own freedom so to speak, and allow another individual to decide the next year, or perhaps six years of my life?"
"No Catholic who pays even the slightest attention to our culture can be naïve about the scandal of clerical abuse in our world."
"I am here on serious business today. I am here to warn you all of a great threat to us. A threat to our way of life. A treat to the ease and comfort in which we live. A threat to the personal security that we so often take for granted."