Quotable & Notable
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Issue Date:  June 3, 2005

Quotable & Notable

“We’re Catholic chickens who came home to roost. Remember, we learned our morals here. I wasn’t a weekend Catholic.”

-- Olan Horne, who at age 12 was molested by a priest of the Boston archdiocese. Horne’s story is told in the new Showtime cable television film, “Our Fathers.”

“What an emotional place this is.”

-- First Lady Laura Bush on her encounter with protesters and hecklers in Jerusalem at the compound of the Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest shrine in Islam

Scientists say they found the root of sarcasm. Yeah, right

-- Headline atop a story in The Times of London about scientists in Israel who have uncovered the brain activity that determines whether individuals are able to understand sarcasm

“There’s a fine line to walk between sharing your values at work in a positive way and feeling the workplace would be better if everybody shared your values.”

-- The Rev. Thomas Sullivan, director of spiritual life at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., commenting on dynamics of religious expression in the workplace


-- Percent of American adults who say they read the Bible in a typical week, according to research from the Barna Group. Ten years ago, 31 percent reported such reading.

National Catholic Reporter, June 3, 2005

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