Ron Ribiat

About Ron Ribiat

Ron joined the RNS staff in 2012 as the editorial assistant, taking over story and press release distribution, comment moderation and other behind-the-scenes Web tasks. He's also a hero of the Columbia office, having successfully once captured and released a mouse that had taken up residence uninvited.

Stories

Quote of the Day: Actor Gary Oldman

“I would like to sign off with “Shalom Aleichem”—but under the circumstances, perhaps today I lose the right to use that phrase, so I will wish you all peace–Gary Oldman.” – Actor Gary Oldman, apologizing to the Anti-defamation League after an interview with Playboy magazine in which he said Hollywood is a “town that’s run by […]

Quote of the Day: Mormon activist Kate Kelly

“I have been asking tough, sincere questions and speaking my mind since I was knee-high. I couldn’t stop asking them then, and I can’t stop asking them now.” – Kate Kelly, who is facing possible excommunication for her activism surrounding ordination for Mormon women, in a letter to her bishops who are considering her punishment. She […]

Quote of the Day: Bishop T.D. Jakes

“Be careful when folks try to name you from the outside. People will stand from the outside and call you all kinds of stuff. They will call you what they need you to be.” – Bishop T.D. Jakes, Dallas megachurch pastor urging ministers attending the 100th Hampton University Ministers’ Conference to “break the mold.” He was […]

Quote of the Day: Beard enthusiast Paul Roof

“The brewery didn’t come to me and say, ‘Hey, Paul, can we use your picture?’ They’re friends of mine, and they said, ‘We’re doing a beer can,’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah, that’s cool.’ I’m not in control of somebody else’s business. They don’t have to ask my permission.” – Beard enthusiast Paul Roof, who was fired […]

Quote of the Day: Pope Francis

“This indifference makes you sick. Once again we have to repeat the name of the illness that makes us feel so bad in the world today – the globalization of indifference.” – Pope Francis, criticizing the “globalization of indifference” in relation to Syrian crisis.