"To be frank, I suspect that today there is little respect for Christianity as source of moral teaching about goodness."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Timothy Radcliffe on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Timothy Radcliffe on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Timothy Radcliffe on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Timothy Radcliffe on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Timothy Radcliffe on Abraham Lincoln
"Celibacy is not just a matter of not having sex. It is a way of admiring a person for their humanity, maybe even for their beauty."
"I believe that his death and resurrection transformed humanity's relationship with God."
"The unutterable violence of the Holocaust shook our confidence in the possibility of telling any story of faith at all."
"Christians can bring peace to multi-religious Europe because we are able to understand the role of faith in the lives of other believers better than atheists."
"I believe that my own Christian faith does indeed make universal claims."