"There's always pressure when you go into the family business."
Will Graham, the 31-year-old grandson of Billy Graham and oldest son of Franklin Graham, before preaching his first evangelistic crusade.

"I would say that if I offended him, I am sorry, but to remember the good time we had together, you know? And how really we enjoyed each other's company. And to let bygones be bygones. Don't keep dwelling on this thing, you know?"
Anthony Mercieca, the 69-year-old retired priest who admitted to fondling former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley when Foley was around 13 years old.

"The case is not about the right of New Yorkers to use contraception; it is about religious liberty. In effect, the state has declared Catholic schools, hospitals, and charitable organizations secular."
Richard Barnes, executive director of the New York State Catholic Conference, on a state Court of Appeals ruling forcing religious organizations that offer prescription drug insurance coverage to also provide coverage for contraception.

"Shouldn't we Muslims shoulder part of the responsibility of these wrong ideas about Islam? Have we fulfilled our duty in correcting the image of Islam and the Muslims? What did we do to face a terrorism that wears Islam's cloak and targets the lives of the people?"
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, in televised Ramadan remarks to senior officials and Muslim clerics.

Sources: The News and Observer, CNN, The New York Times, Associated Press

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He goes about his family's business | Graham grandson preaches his first crusade near family's home base. (The News and Observer)
Priest admits fondling Foley, says it wasn't abuse | A priest whom former Rep. Mark Foley reportedly accused of molestation almost four decades ago said Thursday that he fondled the lawmaker as a teen, but the priest said it wasn't abuse because Foley "seemed to like it." (CNN)
State Court Rules Against Catholic Church on Insurance | New York State's highest court ruled yesterday that the Roman Catholic Church and other religious organizations must abide by a state law that requires most employee health insurance policies to cover the cost of contraception. (The New York Times)
Mubarak: Muslims Partly to Blame for Image | Muslims are facing cruel and false accusations about their faith but must bear some responsibility for the wrong impressions, President Hosni Mubarak said. (Associated Press)

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