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Issue Date:  April 21, 2006

Quotable & Notable

“RU-4Real, FDA?”

-- Headline atop an editorial in the April 6 issue of The Catholic Sun, newspaper of the Phoenix diocese, calling on the Federal Drug Administration to rescind approval of the abortion pill RU-486

“I don’t think the church gets everything right. We are only human. I go because if I didn’t, people would ask me why. After all, I am the priest of this parish.”

-- Paige Blair, rector of St. George’s Episcopal Church in York Harbor, Maine, speaking in a TV spot designed to encourage women in their 20s and 30s to go to church

“This president is not talking to the Iranians. They are trying very hard to make contact, I can assure you of that. ... And he’s not talking.”

-- Seymour Hersh talking with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer April 10

“The existence of God, the dignity of every human being, and the definition of marriage are not Catholic curiosities that we are trying to force on the rest of the world, but the dictates of reason of the natural law itself.”

-- Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison, Wis., keynote speaker at the third annual Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington April 7

“Not since Jesus has a baby been so eagerly anticipated.”

-- Jason Zengerle writing in New York magazine about the media frenzy building in anticipation of Angelina Jolie’s giving birth to Brad Pitt’s child

National Catholic Reporter, April 21, 2006

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