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Global warming has melted the polar ice caps,
by Godfried Danneels

Global warming has melted the polar ice caps,
raised the levels of the oceans and flooded the earth's great cities.
Despite its evident prosperity, New Jersey is scarcely Utopia.
- Godfried Danneels

Our theology is still in a time of crisis,
and I think this will last for some years more.
- Godfried Danneels

When someone is HIV-positive and his partner says,
I want to have sexual relations with you,
he doesn't have to do that.
But when he does, he has to use a condom.
- Godfried Danneels

The word survivor suggests someone who has emerged
alive from a plane crash or a natural disaster.
But the word can also refer to the loved ones of murder victims,
and this was the sense in which it was used at a four-day
conference in early June at Boston College.
- Godfried Danneels

 

At synods, I usually wait about a week before I speak.
First I listen.
I feel the temperature.
I listen to what has been said, what has not been said,
and what I think needs to be said at that point.
- Godfried Danneels

Before Vatican II, in theology, as in other areas,
the discipline was fixed.
After the council there has been a revolution -
a chaotic revolution -
with free discussion on everything.
There is now no common theology or philosophy as there was before.
- Godfried Danneels

Rome should sometimes intervene and say this or that
is not in conformity with the Catholic faith.
Theologians should understand that.
Some theologians go too far, for example,
reducing the Catholic faith to a universal philosophy.
- Godfried Danneels

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Accusations are made directly to Rome about theologians
from persons who are not theologians.
Some of these accusations are anonymous.
The local bishop should be the one to relate to theologians to determine orthodoxy.
- Godfried Danneels

There is a very well-defined procedure that allows
the Vatican to raise issues with a particular theologian
about something that does not appear in conformity with the Catholic faith.
It is not always easy to make this determination.
- Godfried Danneels

I prepared my intervention the night before I spoke.
As it happened, there were about 44 cardinals who wished
to speak but could not because there was not enough time.
I was one of the last to speak.
- Godfried Danneels

The problem for Rome, then, is how and when the intervention
should be done with a sense of the possibility of going
too far in limiting the freedom of theologians.
This is not an easy time - neither for Rome nor for the theologians.
- Godfried Danneels

Artificial Intelligence leaves no doubt that it wants
its audiences to enter a realm of pure fantasy when
it identifies one of the last remaining islands of
civilization as New Jersey.
- Godfried Danneels

Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty
as religious issues that speak to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

Personal transformation can and does have global effects.
As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us.
The revolution that will save the world
is ultimately a personal one.
- Marianne Williamson

Yet in this global economy, no jobs are safe.
High-speed Internet connections and low-cost,
skilled labor overseas are an explosive combination.
- Bob Taft

Pushing production out of America to nations without
our environmental standards increases global environmental risks.
- Frank Murkowski

We need to become good citizens in the global village,
instead of competing.
What are we competing for - to drive more cars,
eat more steaks? That will destroy the world.
- Yuan T. Lee

Today's global landscape is increasingly interconnected.
China and the Middle East play critical roles towards
international peace and security.
- Rick Larsen

A global democracy works only when countries trust one another.
- Armstrong Williams

Olympics is global competition in which eighty,
ninety, hundred, hundred and ten countries participate.
- George Pataki

The threat to globalization is not the wasted American
dollars but Washington's readiness to mix US commercial
interests with its self-appointed role as global protector.
- William Greider

I am convinced that policies meant to reduce alleged
carbon dioxide-induced global warming will be destructive.
- Christopher Monckton

Much of the debate over global warming is predicated on fear,
rather than science.
- James Inhofe

It is not just for a few states to sit and veto global approvals.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

On a level of simple personal survival,
understanding and forgiveness are crucial...
whether in an intimate personal relationship or on a global level.
- Edward Albert

Another part of the global war on terrorism that Canada
and the United States are working on together is in helping failed states,
states like Afghanistan, where people have no voice.
- Paul Cellucci

Global overcapacity in steel production can no longer be ignored.
Foreign governments' intervention in steel markets
has had a devastating impact on the U.S.
industry.
- Max Baucus

It is a cliche these days to observe that the United
States now possesses a global empire -
different from Britain's and Rome's but an empire nonetheless.
- Robert D. Kaplan

The global economy is in pretty good shape.
- John W. Snow

We are making gods out of global celebrities.
- Elizabeth Joan Smith

On average, global warming is not going to harm the developing world.
- Bjorn Lomborg

Global competition is about winners and losers.
- David Korten

We are not in Afghanistan for the sake of the education
policy in a broken 13th-century country.
We are there so the people of Britain and our global
interests are not threatened.
- Liam Fox

Peace Corps helps promote global acceptance of the
principles of international peace and non-violent co-existence
among people of diverse cultures and systems of government.
- Sam Farr

What is being called the UN 'gender architecture' is more like a shack.
Women need a bigger global house if equality is ever to become a reality.
- Charlotte Bunch

Today's global justice movement may be the biggest,
most diverse and energetic in history.
- Todd Gitlin

In order for America to remain a global leader in innovation and opportunity,
we must give our children a solid foundation in math and science.
- Kenny Marchant

My friends, there is no Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
There is only the global war on terrorism.
- Tom DeLay

The Pakistani government under Musharraf is a strong
and key player in the global war on terrorism,
and their contribution has been second to none.
- Cofer Black

So, there is enormous instability in the global economy
with a shift of winners and losers.
- David Korten

The idea is to have global standards.
There is so much travel that if you just had a regional standard,
it would probably ultimately have to be changed.
- Gijs de Vries

What we can do as individuals may not be very much on the global scale,
but we have to start the change by living as we are teaching.
- Harri Holkeri

Global Warming: It is a hoax.
It is bad science.
It is high-jacking public policy.
It is the greatest scam in history.
- John Coleman

National markets are held together by shared values
and confidence in certain minimum standards.
But in the new global market, people do not yet have that confidence.
- Kofi Annan

The E.U.
has moved to combat global terrorism by instituting
common European arrest and evidence warrants and creating
a joint situation center to pool and analyze intelligence.
- John Bruton

I'm just a hired actor who was hired for a particular job,
but I think one of the joys of reading the script was
the way that the personal and the global are woven together.
- Jeremy Northam

The true credit for our safety and security goes to
our men and women who are serving in places like Iraq
and Afghanistan in the global war on terrorism.
- Asa Hutchinson

Global warming is not a conqueror to kneel before -
but a challenge to rise to.
A challenge we must rise to.
- Joe Lieberman

A vote for Japan is a vote for the future of rugby.
We will do our best to make rugby a global sport.
- Yoshiro Mori

The global response to global terrorism must not endanger
fundamental human rights and freedoms.
- Stjepan Mesic

Well, I heard of Sunny Ade, and looks as if his music
is gonna be big on a global level,
because I was in London the other day and some people
asked me to review the album.
- Dennis Brown

The right response to the non-problem of global warming
is to have the courage to do nothing.
- Christopher Monckton

We have to keep our eye on inflation,
but so far inflation remains reasonably in check on the global stage.
- John W. Snow

The global importance of the Middle East is that it
keeps the Far East and the Near East from encroaching on each other.
- Dan Quayle

The environmental crisis is a global problem,
and only global action will resolve it.
- Barry Commoner

Business, labor and civil society organizations have
skills and resources that are vital in helping to build
a more robust global community.
- Kofi Annan

Maintaining clean, safe water remains one of our greatest
national and global challenges and responsibilities.
- Jerry Costello

These days, our senses are bombarded with aggression.
We are constantly confronted with global images of unending,
escalating war and violence.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

Israel is no longer a people that dwells alone,
and has to join the global journey toward peace,
reconciliation and international cooperation.
- Yitzhak Rabin

The increased global linkages promote economic growth
in the world through two key mechanisms:
the division of labor and the international spillovers of knowledge.
- Toshihiko Fukui

America is the only country capable of producing national movies:
its culture has become a global culture.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

Global markets must be balanced by global values such
as respect for human rights and international law,
democracy, security and sustainable economic and environmental development.
- Anna Lindh

The realities of the modern global economy require
government to play a substantial role in ensuring the
national and economic security of the people.
- Matthew Continetti

Unity is the most important thing on the road to stamping out terror.
You need global rules of law and order,
and they have to be enforced.
Start with that principle.
- Chris Matthews

As free citizens in a political democracy,
we have a responsibility to be interested and involved
in the affairs of the human community,
be it at the local or the global level.
- Paul Wellstone

We had no idea that this would turn into a global and public infrastructure.
- Vinton Cerf

So it's mainly a question of helping the Third World
overcome the effects of global warming.
- Bjorn Lomborg

As the global expansion of Indian and Chinese restaurants suggests,
xenophobia is directed against foreign people,
not foreign cultural imports.
- Eric Hobsbawm

There is no good reason for our cattle producers to
have such limited market access.
Our beef is the best in the world, and we need to be
allowed to reach global markets.
- Conrad Bums

Our approach to economic development must be modern,
focused and in tune with the global trend.
- Ibrahim Babangida

Global crude oil demand is increasing,
particularly in places like China.
- Gary Miller


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