Well, I think that Catholicism's basic foundation of faith is personal conscience. I think it's between you and God, not you and the Church.
I still believe in the nonviolent Jesus and the basic human goodness present in all of us.
Future generations are not going to ask us what political party were you in. They are going to ask what did you do about it, when you knew the glaciers were melting.
My first civil disobedience arrest for social justice was in 1986 for protesting the SDI.
This Administration has led us into an area without vision. Bush has no clear understanding of what is being asked of the citizens, and the military is under his direction.
I personally am opposed to abortion, but I will not judge anybody else's right in that regard because I am not a woman and I could never face the actual reality of it.
I do it because I can't seem to live with myself if I do not. I don't know any other way to be. It isn't something you can explain; it is just something that you do; it is something that you are.
When I reached adulthood, even now, I could afford to belong to a country club. But I could never belong to a private club because of my experience as a child, because it would isolate me from the whole of humanity.
You never know when you are doing something that is affecting someone.
We live in a very dysfunctional society, and this is a very, very dysfunctional Administration.
It doesn't really matter how much of the rules or the dogma we accepted and lived by if we're not really living by the fundamental creed of the Catholic Church, which is service to others and finding God in ourselves and then seeing God in everyone - including our enemies.