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Issue Date:  March 18, 2005

Quotable & Notable

“I don’t know what to feel other than pain, agony. They didn’t teach me how to deal with anything like this at the seminary.”

-- The Rev. Michael Clark, pastor of the Lutheran church in Wichita, Kan., where Dennis Rader was president of the congregation. Rader, the alleged “BTK serial killer,” is charged with torturing and killing 10 people.

“It does not mean the ethical policy says, ‘Thou shalt not commit adultery,’ but the board is saying, ‘You acted like a dummy, get out of here.’ ”

-- Ron Berenheim, a researcher of business practices. He told The Christian Science Monitor, after the Boeing Co.’s board of directors forced out their chief executive officer for having an extramarital relationship with another employee, that more companies are enforcing codes of personal conduct.

“Pay to pray was never supposed to be here to stay, and it’s time to reconsider it.”

-- New York City Councilman Peter Vallone proposing to rescind some paid parking meters on Sundays. Churchgoers have said they have to leave church to feed the meter.

“Every mother whose Marine has come home has experienced that sense of resurrection, that God has been listening ... night after night. When we set eyes on them again, we count each of their fingers, like when they were newborns. It’s as if our child’s birth has occurred all over.”

-- Phyllis Osborne of Paducah, Ky., whose son is a Marine in Iraq

National Catholic Reporter, March 18, 2005

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