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Issue Date:  May 19, 2006

Quotable & Notable

“It is time, in my view, that it should close.”

-- British Attorney General Lord Peter Goldsmith said that the Guantánamo Bay detention center has become a “symbol of injustice.” It is the strongest criticism of the camp yet by a senior British official.

“At future synods, even if the theme was agriculture, there would still be pressure for a married clergy!”

-- Cardinal George Pell of Sydney, Australia, in the first of a series of commentaries on the virtues of celibacy in his archdiocesan newspaper, said that the faction in the Catholic church that favors a married priesthood is waging a strong campaign.

“You can be a Christian, hit really hard on the football field and still glorify God.”

-- Terry Delph, cofounder of the Central Maryland Christian Crusaders, a football team for homeschooled children

“It’s not who you know. It’s whom you know.”

-- Retired Bishop Anthony G. Bosco of Greensburg, Pa., in a commencement address May 6 for Duquesne University in Pittsburgh

“The real movers and shakers behind the evangelical movement are highly educated, thoughtful people with entrepreneurial skills, wealth and extraordinary management savvy.”

-- Princeton University professor Robert Wuthnow commenting on doctoral student D. Michel Lindsay’s study of Christian conservatives

National Catholic Reporter, May 19, 2006

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