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Issue Date:  November 4, 2005

Quotable & Notable

“Surely Mrs. Rosa Parks was sent to us by God, because few among us were so well prepared to play such a momentous role in history.”

-- Coretta Scott King on the civil rights icon who died Oct. 25 at 92

“In selling Miers, Rove commits a mortal spin”

--Headline atop a column by Paul Mulshine of The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J.


--The number of houses of worship on the Gulf Coast that have been destroyed, seriously damaged or forced to suspend services by hurricanes Katrina and Rita

“He has all the right wrinkles.”

--Sr. Gloria Marissa commenting on Jon Voight who plays the title role in the CBS television bio-picture, “John Paul II.” Marissa’s convent in Rome was a filming location for the show, which airs in December.

“With 330,000 churches in America, it’s potentially the largest distribution network in the country and probably in the world.”

--A. Larry Ross, president of a Dallas marketing firm, on the marketing power of the Christian community for recent religious films such as “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” and “Left Behind: World at War”

“His ability to speak clearly will diminish over time.”

--Financier Keith Wirtz on the nomination of Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve, who was lauded for his “clean, simple writing”

“She never knew when to quit. That was her talent and her flaw.”

--New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd writing about Times reporter Judith Miller and what she called Miller’s “peculiar mixture of hard work and hauteur”

National Catholic Reporter, November 4, 2005

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