“I know you been watching that junk on TV. I want to tell you right now, not one dime of what you’re sowing right now will buy my suit. I want you to know my car is paid for. I want you to know I got my house on my own. I want you to […]
Author Archives: Ron Ribiat
“It is really interesting that you can write a book like this here and publish it and not a word. It hasn’t been controversial. It isn’t as though it’s been burned anywhere.” Colm Toibin, 58, in an interview with Reuters en route to the Booker Prize ceremony in London where his book “The Testament of Mary” is […]
“There are two things I have unabiding faith in: One is a benevolent God who loves each and every one of us, and No. 2 is the American people who love liberty and opportunity unlike any nation, any people in the history of this world.” – Sen Ted Cruz, R-Texas, addressing the Values Voter Summit […]
“One day you will read about this time in your life. Never, ever for one second doubt how much I love you, how hard I fought for you or how much you mean to me. My home will always be your home and you are always welcome in it. I miss you more than words can […]
“I think it is important to study all the holy books. As my friend Yaman always tells me, a good Muslim is a good Jew, and a good Jew is a good Christian, and so forth. I couldn’t agree more.” – Madonna, writing in Harpers Bazaar, about reading the Quran and building schools in Muslim […]
“It was simply a mistake; our purchasing decisions have not changed.” Carri Jenkins, a spokeswoman for Mormon-owned Brigham Young University, after cans of caffeinated soda were mistakenly stocked in a campus vending machine. Mormons generally shun caffeine. She was quoted by The Salt Lake Tribune.
“We’d like to feel free to join your civic religion, but we can’t because the very name itself is insulting.” – Kevin Gover, director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian and member of the Pawnee Nation, quoted in USA Today criticizing the name of the Washington Redskins football team.
“You’re looking at me as though I’m weird. My God! Are you so out of touch with most of America, most of which believes in the Devil? I mean, Jesus Christ believed in the Devil! It’s in the Gospels! You travel in circles that are so, so removed from mainstream America that you are appalled […]
“He’s also somebody who is — I think first and foremost — thinking about how to embrace people as opposed to push them away; how to find what’s good in them as opposed to condemn them. And that spirit, that sense of love and unity, seems to manifest itself in not just what he says, but […]
“If Pope Francis wishes to reclaim the gospel’s primacy, he must simultaneously speak with kindness to those outside of its reach and speak of the need for good news.” – Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, who Tuesday (Oct. 1) called Pope Francis’ recent interview with La Repubblica […]