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Issue Date:  April 8, 2005

Quotable & Notable

“Every good Irish and Italian-Irish frontman knows that before James Brown there was Jesus. So hold the McDonald arches on the stage set, boys, we are not ironists. We are creations of the heart and of the earth and of the Stations of the Cross.”

-- Bruce Springsteen, inducting the Irish band U2 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

“How do I react to other people who are of the same faith but think they are doing God’s will by fighting this war?”

-- Suzanne Schaudel, a member of the Church of the Brethren, one of more than 500 people who attended a vigil March 19 in Lancaster, Pa., to bring troops home from Iraq

“Transform the prose of life into poetry, into heroic verse.”

-- A quote from St. Josemaría Escrivá, used by Pope John Paul II to encourage a Rome gathering of university students to renew the language of music and art to transmit values that bring people closer to God

“We are already two factions de facto. In the next elections, we will run with two heads.”

-- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on a growing divide between his wing of the Likud party and a “rebels” faction who oppose his disengagement policy with the Palestinian Authority

“I thought of a new reality show -- ‘Desperate Housemembers.’ ”

-- Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., on his frustration over Congress’ failure to pass a transportation or energy bill

National Catholic Reporter, April 8, 2005

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