Pope John Paul touched the lives of countless millions, many of whom were not Catholics. He was beloved by many people who had little apparent reason to love him, except that no matter what their religion, they recognized the innate goodness and sanctity of the man. HIs life and his death was a model for us all. Dignity and Grace and Determination to the end. Ciao, Papa and vaya con Dios.
Terri Schindler Schiavo, second of the week's deaths; a tortured soul now lain to rest. Or is she? I have so many thoughts on this debacle, but many of them are contradictory. Since I know few of the real facts, I won't comment further.
Who will the third person be? Some have already mentioned a singer who died, but as I am unfamilar with him, I think someone else will round out my trilogy.