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Quotable & Notable
Issue Date:  May 28, 2004

Quotable & Notable

“I’m proud to be a pain in their arse.”
    -- Irish singer and activist Bono on pressuring President Bush and the U.S. Congress to follow through on promises of aid to Africa.

U.S. to hand over blame on June 30 Rumsfeld ‘delighted’ by news
    -- Headline from humor Web site

“You cannot have your ‘waffle’ and your ‘wafer,’ too. Those pro-abortion politicians who insist on calling themselves Catholics without seeing the contradiction between what they say they believe and their anti-life stance have to do a lot more practicing.”
    -- Coadjutor Bishop Thomas Wenski of Orlando, Fla.

“Vice President Dick Cheney underwent a stress test. … The doctor just showed him the latest poll numbers”
    -- Jay Leno

Weapons of mass rejection
    -- Headline over story analyzing the upset win of India’s Congress Party on the news site Asia Times Online

A bishop’s role “includes admonishing. I think that, in this category, I have perhaps done too little.”
    -- Pope John Paul II writing in his new autobiography, Get Up, Let Us Go

National Catholic Reporter, May 28, 2004

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