“Thirty years from now, another pope will preside over another double canonization, that for Blessed Benedict XVI and Blessed Francis I … I will not be around to be party pooper, but if I am in heaven, I promise to organize a party for all these popes who I am sure will get a good […]
Author Archives: Ron Ribiat
“As a priest, the most difficult thing is … to see a casket and to see parents walking behind it.” – The Rev. John Stabeno of Washington Township, N.J., on his failed efforts to open a sober-living house for recovering addicts. He was quoted by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
“I believe we should be more confident about our status as a Christian country, more ambitious about expanding the role of faith-based organisations, and, frankly, more evangelical about a faith that compels us to get out there and make a difference to people’s lives.” – British Prime Minister David Cameron
“I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.” – former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in an interview with the New York Times about his legacy, including […]
“I know that God did not do this. I know that there are evil, evil actions. But what we do have is each other, we have love and we have prayer, and we have friends and family.” — Mindy Corporan, who lost her 14-year-old son and her father in a shooting outside the Jewish Community […]
“Woe to the bad shepherds who tend to themselves rather than their flocks.” – Pope Francis, addressing seminarians from around Rome about the dangers of “mediocrity” in the priesthood.
“It’s extremely frustrating. I worked hard to get good credit to look good to lenders and this happens.” – God Gazarov, a Brooklyn, N.Y., businessman who has sued the credit reporting agency Equifax after it rejected him because of his first name. He was quoted by the New York Post.
“Should these new PR moves make you forgive and forget or does the stink of bigotry outweigh the delicious smell of waffle fries?” Gothamist.com food editor Nell Casey about plans by Chick-fil-A — whose CEO has opposed gay marriage — to open restaurants in New York City.
“I am willing to go to jail. If we cease to believe our rights came from God, we cease to be America. And we’ve been told to ‘be careful,’ but we’re going to be careful all the way to communism and I say no to this ruling.” – Robin Frazier, a commissioner in Carroll County, Md., […]
“‘Noah’ is rated PG-13 (Parents strongly cautioned). ‘And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and only Noah remained alive, and they that were with him in the […]