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Issue Date:  May 5, 2006

Quotable & Notable

“I was for removing Rumsfeld before removing Rumsfeld was cool.”

The Weekly Standard’s William Kristol

“It turned out to be a sort of thanksgiving Mass.”

-- Fr. Justin Lepcha, a parish priest in Katmandu, Nepal. People who had been out all night celebrating King Gyanendra Shah’s announcement that parliament would reconvene and that a three-week curfew had ended began showing up at his morning Mass April 25.

“Perhaps the situation here will improve for the next generation, but it’s too late for me.”

-- Mohammed Al-Mossawi, 52, who can’t regularly operate his dry cleaning shop in central Baghdad because of an unreliable electricity supply, commenting on progress in forming a new Iraqi government

“If we look only at yesterday and at the models and triumphs that we enjoyed, we may not be able to see the great possibilities that tomorrow holds for us.”

-- Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta addressing the National Catholic Educational Association April 18

“What I’m hoping that it’s causing us to do is look at ourselves … and see if there are things we need to do differently.”

-- Terry Bradfield of the United Methodist church’s General Council, reacting to news that church membership and attendance are down for the 36th consecutive year

National Catholic Reporter, May 5, 2006

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