The most disturbing feature about the Terri Schiavo case
is the intrusion of political forces into the process of family
decision-making at the most vulnerable of times in the
life of a family and person.
Richard Payne, director of the Duke Institute
on Care at the End of Life, based at the divinity
school, quoted in a story about the Schiavo
case in the March 21, 2005, edition of The
NEW POPE, SAME COURSE
We're not going to have any changes to the left or the
right. We'll have the theology of 'more of the same.'
Teresa Berger, professor of ecumenical theology
and a Roman Catholic from Germany,
quoted in a story about the election of the new
pope in the April 20, 2005, edition of The (Raleigh) News & Observer
CHURCH ON THE MOVE
Christianity has always grown by moving away from
whatever its center was to whatever the new territories
were. Of course, for a while, these traditions have been
located in the West—in Europe and America—so Europe
might get the feeling that it is the home of the Christian
Catholic tradition. But it has constantly been on the move.
Now the new center of the Christian faith is moving south,
and it's a good thing, too. It prevents the West from getting
into this kind of complacence, of thinking, 'We are the
center of the world.'
Emmanuel Katongole, associate research
professor of theology and world Christianity,
quoted in a story about the possibility of a non-
European pope, in the April 10, 2005, edition
of The Baltimore Sun.