“The union of love, based on matrimony between a man and a woman, which makes up the family, represents a good for all society that cannot be substituted by, confused with or compared to other types of unions.”
Pope Benedict XVI
Speaking after the California Supreme Court ruled homosexual couples have a constitutional right to marriage (RNS)
“I guess I’m not saying that any group should bend its principles. But perhaps it’s possible for people of good will on opposite sides of even a contentious issue to find something worth noting in the other side’s position once in awhile.”
Dallas Morning News reporter/blogger, regarding immediate reaction by advocacy groups to the California court decision on same-sex marriage (www.dallasnews.com)
“The only part of my faith that has any play in my judicial enterprise is whatever commandment it is—the sixth—‘Thou shalt not lie.’”
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U.S. Supreme Court justice, when asked how Catholicism influences his judicial decisions (The Tim Russert Show/RNS)