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Issue Date:  October 14, 2005

Quotable & Notable

“President Bush is asking us to have faith in things unseen. We only have that kind of faith in God.”

-- Cathie Adams, president of the conservative group Texas Eagle Forum, dismayed by the lack of a legal paper trail illustrating Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers’ philosophy

“There’s been satanic worship. There’s been sexual perversion. God is going to use [Hurricane Katrina] to bring revival.”

-- Evangelist Franklin Graham, speaking at Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va., Oct. 3

“To communicate to modern people the mystery of the Eucharist, it is not enough to strictly enforce the rules and regulations regarding the celebration of the sacrament.”

-- Intervention by Bishop Peter Kang U-Il of Cheju, Korea, at the bishops’ synod on the Eucharist in Rome

“Do you know what they put in the suit? That I was conspiring to defeat Democrats. Guilty. I’m guilty of that. But that’s not illegal.”

-- A defiant Tom DeLay, R-Texas, dismissing criminal conspiracy charges

“I was thinking Jack Roberts might be a candidate, but we might have to wait a few years.”

-- Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington, joking that the 4-year-old son of newly confirmed Chief Justice John Roberts would make a good priest. He made the comment at the annual Red Mass, held the Sunday before the Supreme Court begins its fall session.

National Catholic Reporter, October 14, 2005

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