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Issue Date:  April 1, 2005

Quotable & Notable

“The cause of global development -- the fight to curb disease and hunger in Africa and elsewhere -- needs a forceful, charismatic spokesman who can marshal private resources and shame governments into living up to their commitments.”

-- The Los Angeles Times endorsing rock star Bono as the next president of the World Bank

“He is a compassionate, decent man who will do a fine job.”

-- President George Bush endorsing his nominee for World Bank president, Paul Wolfowitz

Despite the church’s “long, wonderful tradition of women in leadership,” women still face a “stained-glass ceiling” in church employment.

-- Carol Fowler, Chicago archdiocesan director of personnel, speaking at “Women of Faith: A Conference on Participation and Leadership”

“Society isn’t doing a great job of, quote-unquote, integrating us. … So we are setting up a place to show our unique culture, our unique society.”

-- Marvin T. Miller who hopes to build a town in South Dakota where American Sign Language would be the lingua franca

“Even St. Francis -- who was one of the two or three greatest human beings ever to walk the earth -- could be a bit weird.”

-- Frank Cottrell Bryce, screenwriter of the film “Millions”

National Catholic Reporter, April 1, 2005

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