Quote of the Day: Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis

“They keep telling me to go slow and take my time, which is a very good reminder for me. It’s not only good physical advice for healthy recovery but also spiritual counsel for those of us who sometimes tell time by how much we hope we are changing the world.”
— Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis  on his doctors’ advice after recently having major surgery for prostate cancer.

Quote of the Day: Catholic blogger Kevin O’Brien

“It is not surprising that our shepherds fall short of the high standards of the Christian Faith. It is surprising that they don’t even rise to the low standards of the secular world.” — Catholic blogger Kevin O’Brien, writing about the scandal involving an accused Catholic priest who was allowed continued access to children despite a lifetime ban agreed to by prosecutors and Newark Archbishop John Myers

Quote of the Day: Green Bay Packers safety LeRoy Butler

“I said, ‘We agree to disagree,’ and he said ‘No, I’m right and you’re wrong.'”
— Green Bay Packers safety LeRoy Butler, rehashing a conversation he had with the pastor of a Wisconsin church that canceled his upcoming appearance because Butler tweeted in support of NBA player Jason Collins, who came out as gay. He was quoted by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Quote of the Day: Ex-Catholic priest Roberto Francisco Daniel

“I feel honored to belong to the long list of people who have been murdered and burned alive for thinking and searching for knowledge.” — Roberto Francisco Daniel, a Catholic priest who was ex-communicated for advocating homosexuality, open marriage and other “grave statements counter to the dogma of the Catholic faith and morality.” He was quoted by the Reuters news agency.