Tuesday, January 21
"I apologize to all those who have been harmed by these crimes and this scandal, the victims themselves, most certainly, but also rank and file Catholics who have been shamed by the actions of some priests and bishops." — Cardinal Francis George as victims' attorneys are poised to release documents showing how the Archdiocese of Chicago handled the sexual abuse of children by priests.
"There is much work that we must do. Are we afraid, or are we truly committed to the work that must be done?" — Bernice King, daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., on civil rights struggles that persist today.
"We humbly ask for your mercy to release my brother." — Terri Chung of Edmonds, Wash., to North Korea's leaders, who accuse American missionary Kenneth Bae of crimes against the state.