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Issue Date:  June 30, 2006

Quotable & Notable

“The people who are going to be at the brunt end of it are the poor priests in the parishes who don’t need any more problems.”

-- Jesuit Fr. Thomas Reese telling The New York Times that new Mass translations approved by U.S. bishops are going to cause chaos in the pews


-- The percent of respondents to a Harris poll of Europeans who named the United States as the greatest threat to world stability. Thirty percent named Iraq and 18 percent China.

“Cooking, as it’s traditionally defined, is in a long trend of decline. We’re outsourcing our food preparation.”

-- Harry Balzer of the NPD Group, a Port Washington, N.Y., research firm. He has been tracking American eating patterns for 20 years.

I Love My Church, But Oh My God!

-- Title of John Churchman’s latest book of poetry. It is dedicated to members of the Voice of the Faithful and Call to Action.

“We’ve had senators, we’ve had representatives, congressmen come in. We’ve had the president come down 12 times. And I say to myself, what part don’t you get? Why aren’t you releasing money?”

-- The Rev. Michael Jacques, pastor of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in New Orleans and a leader in All Congregations Together, a member of the PICO National Network that is encouraging Congress not to limit emergency spending legislation that will help rebuild housing after Hurricane Katrina

National Catholic Reporter, June 30, 2006

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