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Quotable & Notable
Issue Date:  June 18, 2004

Quotable & Notable

“He always had a sense of hope, he always had a sense of humor, but he had no sense that there were poor people.”

-- The Rev. Bob Edgar, general secretary of the National Council of Churches, commenting on former President Ronald Reagan. Edgar served as a Democratic congressman from 1975 to 1987.

“When John F. Kennedy made his famous speech that the Vatican would not tell him what to do, evangelicals and Southern Baptists breathed a sigh of relief. But today evangelicals and Southern Baptists are hoping that the Vatican will tell Catholic politicians what to do.”

-- Gary Bauer, president of the conservative group American Values

“Those old things over there are my husbands.”

-- Lynne Truss, author of the grammar book Eats, Shoots and Leaves, explaining why knowing the proper use of the apostrophe is so important

“The number of secret surveillance warrants sought by the FBI has increased by 85 percent in the last three years, a pace that has outstripped the Justice Department’s ability to quickly process them.”

-- from an Associated Press story on the Patriot Act

National Catholic Reporter, June 18, 2004

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