Saturday, November 3, 2007

Missing Pope John Paul II

I still miss him. Today I put the DVD of John Paul the Great's funeral mass in the player. It still impresses. There are several points during Archbishop Foley's (now Cardinal Foley) narration where one can clearly hear his voice almost breaking with emotion. Wonderful. So many impressions; the crowd, the gospel, the simple casket, Bush at times appearing out of place amongst all of this Catholic stuff, the coffin being turned to the crowd one last time before entering the basilica, the applause. How fortunate we are that God gave us this man. How fortunate we are that he was His vicar. How thankful I am that I am a Catholic. I still miss him.

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