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Issue Date:  October 13, 2006

Quotable & Notable

“It’s a huge mistake to equate diplomacy with appeasement. [Diplomacy] is the only way to deliver tough messages.”

-- Former secretary of state Madeleine Albright addressing the International Relations Council of Kansas City, Mo.

“I feel like I’m on some reality television show on MTV ... lol.”

-- Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley reflecting on his experience as the first blogging Catholic prelate. “lol” is the Internet-age abbreviation for “laughing out loud.”

“The rectory for the cathedral priest is a trailer. It’s not like we have mansions and lovely homes to sell.”

-- Ronnie Rosenberg, human resources director for the Anchorage, Alaska, archdiocese, speaking about the decision to sell church-owned property to cover settlements in sex abuse lawsuits

“In Iraq, [Kissinger] declared, ‘Victory is the only meaningful exit strategy.’ ”

-- Bob Woodward quoting Henry Kissinger’s advice to the Bush administration. “It’s straight out of the Kissinger playbook,” Woodward said.

The Christian right “have a series of issues that are important to them that are not necessarily important to the future of the country.”

-- Former Republican Sen. John Danforth who criticized the GOP’s appeal to a conservative Christian agenda to win votes

National Catholic Reporter, October 13, 2006

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