Issue Date: September 23, 2005
Quotable & Notable
I dont think courts should have the dominant role in
-- John Roberts, nominee for the 17th chief justice of the U.S.,
testifying at his confirmation hearings. He said judges should be modest and
defer to legislatures on policy issues. Courts should be reluctant to overrule
precedents, he also said.
My faith and religious beliefs do not play a role in judging. I
look to the law books. I dont look to the Bible.
-- Roberts answering senators questions about his Catholic
I dont believe that Afghanistan will come to rest anytime
-- Afghanistans economic minister Amin Farhang before the Sept. 18
In several disturbing ways, Afghanistan is starting to resemble
-- An editorial in The Baltimore Sun, which carried the headline
Four years on, not fixed yet
As long as the focus remains ... on priests, the root cause of
this [sex abuse] crisis -- cowardly, cold-hearted bishops -- will escape
-- Barbara Blaine, president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by
Priests, reacting to the announced Vatican review of how U.S. seminaries
prepare priests to faithfully live chastely. Some fear the study
may become an inquisition for gay seminarians. Blaine said the focus on gay
priests is a smokescreen.
National Catholic Reporter, September 23,