“With all of the grotesque things that can be seen and heard on television today you would think there would be room for two twin brothers who are faithful to our families, committed to biblical principles, and dedicated professionals. If our faith costs us a television show then so be it.” – David and Jason […]
Author Archives: 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.
“The freedom of religion doesn’t mean that every religion has to be heard. If we allow everything … where do you draw the line?” – Al Bedrosian, a member of the Roanoke County (Va.) Board of Supervisors, in an interview with the Roanoke Times about his plans to have a Christians-only prayer policy at county meetings after […]
“There’s something very attractive about seeing nuns walking down the street. It’s not a sexual thing for me; I know it is for some guys.” – 80s pop icon Rick Springfield, in an interview with USA Today about his new novel, “Magnificent Vibration,” that features a nun named Alice.
“Buddha didn’t create us, Muhammad didn’t create us, it was the God of the Holy Scriptures … They didn’t bring the Quran over on the pilgrim ship, Mayflower. Let’s get real, let’s go back and learn our history. Let’s stop playing games.” – Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, speaking at a Pastor for Life luncheon in […]
“The spacious apartment like many residences in the old palaces of the Vatican is being dutifully restored (at my expense). It has been given to me to use temporarily and after me it will benefit someone else. As Pope St. John XXIII used to say, ‘I do not stop to pick up the stones that are thrown […]
“The miracle of loaves and fish was the first great potluck supper. It is what women do every day: we feed the multitudes.” – Hillary Rodham Clinton, a lifelong United Methodist, speaking to the convention of United Methodist Women in Louisville. She was quoted by United Methodist News Service
“There’s been an ad circulating asking me to call on the NRA to support universal background checks. I want you to know that God has already done a universal background check on every one of us. He created you and knows everything about you. Nothing is hidden from His eyes.” — Evangelist Franklin Graham, in […]
“God promised that God wouldn’t do this again, make the flood. But God didn’t say that we couldn’t do it to ourselves.” – Jack Jenkins, senior writer at the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative of the Center for American Progress, on how the staunch environmental message of Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” movie accords with Scripture.
“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 […]
“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.