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Issue Date:  January 20, 2006

Quotable & Notable

“They take our savior Jesus Christ and reflect him as an everyday Joe. How disrespectful. Our savior is to be worshiped and adored.”

-- Randy Sharp of the American Family Association, criticizing the portrayal of Jesus in “Book of Daniel,” a new NBC drama about an Episcopal priest who talks with Jesus

“Partying is allowed in Islam, but it’s how you party. You can have fun with girls and it doesn’t have to include men.”

-- Althia Collins, an Alexandria, Va., businesswoman who has helped create Gamma Gamma Chi, the nation’s first Islamic sorority

“Don’t fool with the church, because the church has buried many a critic, and all the critics we have not buried we’re making funeral arrangements for.”

-- Pastor Herbert H. Lusk II of Greater Exodus Baptist Church in Philadelphia, speaking to those who questioned his hosting of Justice Sunday III, a conservative teach-in about judicial appointments

“At times it’s been a thrill and at times it has been extremely disorienting.”

-- Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito on his time before the Senate Judiciary Committee

“You will not have to fear my use of authority. I will consult you more than you want to be consulted. I will depend on you more than on anyone else.”

-- Michael F. McAuliffe’s message to priests at his installation as bishop of Jefferson City, Mo., in 1969. He died Jan. 9.

National Catholic Reporter, January 20, 2006

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