Pope John Paul II
We need to be reminded of lessons we vow never to forget.
In an age of skepticism or denial of the transcendent, there’s a mighty lot of interest in the pope.
Some people transcend tribe and nation, race and religion. They belong to all of us.
The man himself is clearly a tired and overly wrought servant who recognizes and admits his failing health and strength. The global coverage of his historic announcement to step down has unleashed an exhausting barrage of analysis, mostly from those who know not of what they speak.
This is interesting. It’s not that a pope encouraging the communications media to be responsible is exactly headline news….
Once again, major events are happening in the Catholic Church and the Royal Family around the same time.
After he passed away and it seemed like most of the world converged on Rome to mourn the loss but also to celebrate a life that so touched humanity,cries of “Santo Subito!” went up from St. Peter’s Square. Looks like the crowds are getting their wish.
This happened during the Enlightenment. Nations and states and societies with short memories, or the gullibility to succumb to revisionist history, are letting it happen again. Even where people are not losing their faith, they’re losing their rights to freely express their religiously informed voices.