“It’s time that clarity and courage are rewarded rather than harassed and dismissed.” – Victims’ advocate Robert Hoatson, a former Catholic priest, on why he’s joining a new group called Catholic Whistleblowers to help hold the Catholic Church accountable on sexual abuse. He was quoted by The New York Times.
Author Archives: Ron Ribiat
“Sometimes I doze off, the fatigue of the day makes you fall asleep, but he [God] understands.” – Pope Francis, speaking about his nighttime prayers to a crowd in St. Peter’s Square.
“The spirit of Jezebel is often behind this immoral trend, tapping into the lust of the flesh with its seductive agenda. Sadly, the spirit of Jezebel is picking off pastors one by one as they succumb to the evil desires in their own hearts.” – Charisma news editor Jennifer LeClaire, writing after three Orlando-area megachurch pastors [...]
“Here’s the secret. Stop talking (about) the cheating. He cheated on you, well, he’s a man.” – Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson, responding to a viewer’s request for advice on how to move on after her husband cheated on her. He added: “What you want to do is make a home so wonderful that he doesn’t [...]
“Why not give convicted abortion “Dr.” Gosnell the same sentence he gave innocent newborn babies … snipping his neck with scissors?” – Christian PR guru Mark DeMoss, in a Twitter message after Philadelphia abortionist Kermitt Gosnell was sentenced to life in prison and avoided the death penalty.
“Don’t get me wrong, Gosnell’s crimes rank among the most vile I’ve ever known to transpire in my short life. But clamoring for his death perpetuates a culture of death. Pro-lifers must stay focused on saving babies, not on killing their killers.” – Ashley E. McGuire, a senior fellow at The Catholic Association, writing in [...]
“Jesus says [to] love our enemies. So I was sitting in Starbucks and thought, ‘Maybe I’m the one person who needs to do something.’ ” – Martha Mullen, a Virginia woman and mental health counselor who helped arrange the burial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev in a Muslim cemetery in Doswell, Va. She [...]
“I am an imperfect man saved by God’s grace.’’ – Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who faced political death due to an extramarital affair, after winning a special election to fill a House seat.
“I actually wasn’t thinking of this as an act of civil disobedience or church disobedience. I was thinking of it as a response to my son.” – The Rev. Thomas Ogletree, a United Methodist theologian and former dean of Yale Divinity School, who is facing church charges for presiding at the same-sex wedding of his [...]
“We take an oath to do this. Can I pick and choose? No. Can I separate the sins from the sinners? No. We are burying a dead body. That’s what we do.” – Funeral director Peter Stefan of Worcester, Mass., talking to The Associated Press about the controversy from his handling of the body of [...]