|Quotable & Notable|
Issue Date: November 23, 2007
Quotable & Notable
I propose to make this meeting of Peter among us for the church in America a new usefulness, a new spring and a new Pentecost.
-- Vatican ambassador Archbishop Pietro Sambi announcing that Pope Benedict XVI will visit the U.S. April 15-20. The trip will revive the urgency of the Catholic mission in America, Sambi said.
I dont preempt a wedding or a funeral for a presidential candidate. Because Im a pastor.
-- Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals and pastor in Eden Prairie, Minn., explaining that he passed on a meeting with an unnamed presidential candidate because he had an appointment at his church
After a generation that was not interested in religion, we now have a generation ignorant about it.
-- Cardinal-designate Andre Vingt-Trois of Paris, who was elected president of the French bishops conference Nov. 5. He said France no longer has any Christian memory.
Children are sponges, and if my children are taught by [a Muslim], theyll start asking themselves who they are.
-- Geneviève April of Laval, Canada, speaking before Quebecs reasonable accommodations commission, which collected testimony on -- among other things -- whether public school teachers can wear hijabs at work
National Catholic Reporter, November 23, 2007
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