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Issue Date:  December 10, 2004

Quotable & Notable

“For Karl Rove’s sake let’s hope they choose God. As anyone who worked for Henry VIII could tell you, eclipsing your boss is the first step to the tower.”

-- Tina Brown, Washington Post columnist and former magazine publisher revealing her thoughts during a panel discussion of who should be TIME magazine’s Person of the Year. The choices were Rove or God.

“You are crazy to make a film about me. But what have I ever done?”

-- Pope John Paul II when introduced to the Polish actor who will play him in a made-for-television film about his life

“I never imagined I would have to be involved in anything so painful or so personally repulsive to me as this. At times I ask God to call me home and let someone else finish this job, but I keep waking up in the morning to face another day of reconfiguration.”

-- Boston Archbishop Sean P. O’Malley in a statement about the closing of dozens of parishes in his archdiocese

“I take joy when scripture contradicts itself, because this indicates that God’s truth is far more complicated than my truth. If we use it to make life easy, we betray how scripture makes truth work.”

-- Diane Jacobson, professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., speaking at a Lutheran World Federation meeting in Switzerland on “Authority of the Bible in the Life of the Church”

National Catholic Reporter, December 10, 2004

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