Quotable & Notable
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Issue Date:  April 7, 2006

Quotable & Notable

“I’m not about to give this man who was captured in a war a full jury trial. I mean it’s crazy.”

-- Justice Antonin Scalia speaking at the University of Freiburg, Switzerland, a month before the Supreme Court heard arguments on whether to allow the Bush administration to try Guantánamo detainees in special military tribunals

“Nobody can doubt my sports affiliation now. I have Red Sox.”

-- Boston’s Archbishop Sean P. O’Malley following his March 24 installation as a cardinal.

“If you can’t trust me with a choice how can you trust me with a child?”

-- Seen on a bumper sticker

“I don’t see how you could quantify prayer -- either the results of it or the substance of it. God is beyond the reach of science.”

-- The Rev. Raymond J. Lawrence of New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Medical Center on attempts to study the link between prayer and healing

“We very often come across situations where people are judged for not responding to warnings.”

-- Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams warning that politicians who fail to prevent global warming face “a very heavy responsibility before God”

“They’re here because their hearts are broken.”

-- Stewart Jackson, dean of the chapel at Birmingham-Southern University in Alabama, speaking of the parents of the three young men who allegedly torched churches in Alabama. The parents and a pastor of a destroyed church attended the prayer service.

National Catholic Reporter, April 7, 2006

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