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Issue Date:  May 27, 2005

Quotable & Notable

“If they ask, you have to say yes. It’s like Batman asking you to join the Justice League.”

-- Rogers Cadenhead, the Florida man who owns the domain name BenedictXVI.com, saying he would give the domain to the Vatican if asked. Cadenhead said he bought the Web site name to keep it away from pornographers and profiteers.

The empire strikes Bush

-- Headline for Dan Froomkin’s review of the last Star Wars installment, “Revenge of the Sith” for washingtonpost.com. The movie, he writes, “can be seen as … a blistering critique of the war in Iraq, a reminder of how democracies can give up their freedoms too easily.”

“In America you can have several jobs. … If you are poor, America is the best place to be.”

-- Theologian Michael Novak at a forum “Business as a Calling” at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, N.Y., responding to a question about working people whose low-paying jobs do not meet their families’ needs, forcing them to work several jobs.

“We’re fighting a war on supplementals, and it’s a hell of a way to do business.”

-- Retired Army Lt. Gen. John M. Riggs commenting on the Senate’s May 12 approval of an $82 billion emergency war-spending bill. Army officials and congressional aides say more money will be needed as early as October.

“The religious left in this country hates and despises the God of Christianity … because that God has moral absolutes. That God … doesn’t deal in nuance, that God doesn’t deal in gray area.”

-- Rush Limbaugh

National Catholic Reporter, May 27, 2005

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