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Issue Date:  October 7, 2005

Quotable & Notable

“Unless something is done to bring Iraqis together, elections alone won’t do it. A constitution alone won’t do it.”

-- Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, warning that Iraq is hurtling toward disintegration

“We can all pitch in by being better conservers of energy.”

-- President Bush asking Americans to He made the appeal the day before his seventh trip to the Gulf Coast region.

“The United States has got to believe that we are as committed to values as you are.”

-- Bishop Mvume Dandala, general secretary of the All Africa Conference of Churches, saying U.S. guidelines that put a focus on abstinence programs are good for the long term but do not address Africa’s AIDS crisis in the short term

“If we present the Gospel simply as a life improvement program, well, boy -- there’s lots of things that work to improve your life. You could get into yoga, become a vegetarian.”

-- Actor Kirk Cameron, known for his role in the 1980s situation comedy “Growing Pains” as well as a more recent role in the “Left Behind” movie series

“Nobody loves me but my mother, and she could be jivin’ too.”

-- Line from a B.B. King song. The bluesman marked his 80th birthday Sept. 16.

National Catholic Reporter, October 7, 2005

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