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Issue Date:  April 22, 2005

Quotable & Notable

“Women have the right to choose, and we believe pharmacists have that right as well.”

-- Ron Johnson of the Arizona Catholic Conference reacting to Gov. Janet Napolitano’s vetoing a bill that would have given pharmacists the right to refuse services related to abortion and contraception based on religious and moral grounds

“Do you realize that presently there is no one on earth who is infallible? Right now the whole thing is being run by human beings. … I don’t think anybody wants them in charge.”

-- Stephen Colbert on “The Daily Show,” a comedy program on cable TV


--The odds that either Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze or Italian Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi -- tied as favorites -- will be the next pope, according to Irish bookmaker Paddy Power. Odds that an American will be pope: 16-1.

The United Nations “is an international agency on the rocks. … They need a little tough love, and John Bolton is just the person to dish it out.”

-- Richard Lessner of the American Conservative Union

“I am now going to be expressing my personal life through art.”

-- Pop star Britney Spears on why she and hubby Kevin Federline have agreed to star in a reality TV series that documents their courtship, engagement and wedding. “I feel that last year the tabloids ran my life,” Spears said, “and I am really excited about showing my fans what really happened.”

National Catholic Reporter, April 22, 2005

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