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Issue Date:  July 1, 2005

Quotable & Notable

“There is no need for me to get out into a rowboat and announce that what they are doing is wrong.”

-- Archbishop Anthony Meagher of Kingston, Canada, on the nine women who are to be ordained priests or deacons in a ceremony July 25 in the middle of the St. Lawrence River. Meagher said attempting an ordination in this way is “to step outside the church. If someone decides they don’t want to be Catholic, there is nothing we can do.”

“We want to make our halls like Barnes & Noble -- feel at home, get here early, stay late.”

-- The Rev. Blaine Bartel, associate pastor of Church on the Move in Tulsa, Okla., talking about plans to renovate his 12,000-member church building to include a lobby with a café

“Officials blamed an event at the nearby Cotton Bowl: the Eucharistic Family Rosary Crusade.”

-- Explanation given to The Dallas Morning News for why a Snoop Dogg concert started hours late. “You don’t want Snoop rapping ‘Fresh Pair of Panties’ if thousands of rosary-clutching Catholics are within earshot,” the paper’s reviewer wrote.

“One of my jobs is to keep men from enjoying war and killing too much. ... If we can bring justice to people who deserve punishment, and limit the damage in bringing freedom, I have no conflict whatsoever.”

-- Navy chaplain (Lt.) John Anderson, 36, of Brooklyn Park, Minn., who ministers to sailors and Marines in Iraq

National Catholic Reporter, July 1, 2005

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