Quotations in the News
“I pledge to you that we will follow the path of truth wherever it may lead. Clergy and bishops will be held accountable when they abuse or fail to protect children.” -- Pope Francis, promising victims of sexual abuse that bishops who covered up for abusers will be held responsible.
A new development agenda is “not charity but instead is one of the smartest investments we can make in our own future.” -- President Barack Obama at the United Nations, where he committed the U.S. to a new blueprint to eliminate poverty and hunger around the world.
“You always want to see the eclipse because they’re always very different... what we see tonight will be different from the last event: how dark it is, how red it is. It’s always interesting to see.” -- astronomer Edwin Krupp, director of Griffith Observatory, on the rare supermoon eclipse that occurred Monday night when the moon, Earth and sun were lined up, with Earth’s shadow totally obscuring the moon.