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Issue Date:  February 22, 2008

Quotable & Notable

“We need a little bit of silence. We need a space without the constant bombardment of images.”

-- Pope Benedict XVI encouraging the priests of the Rome diocese in “fasting from words and images” this Lent

“Where McCain is from where he was six months ago is the greatest resurrection story since Lazarus.”

-- Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission on the resurgence of the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain

“In this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign be a part of aiding a surrender to terror.”

-- Mitt Romney suspending his campaign for president Feb. 7

“The constitution does not forbid the prime minister from talking about food.”

-- Thailand’s new prime minister, Samak Sundaravej, saying he won’t give up his TV cooking show. Samak used the TV show, ‘‘Tasting and Complaining,” as a soapbox during his years in the political wilderness when he held no elected office.

“I have come to the conclusion after two years of debate on immigration without success that it’s going to take the love of Jesus Christ to bring people together.”

-- Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa

National Catholic Reporter, February 22, 2008

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