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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Well, of course there is

Why wouldn't there be?

In fact, there's not only a, there's also a and a This last is currently unavailable, possibly due to a traffic spike on this, the 27th anniversary of the death of Servant of God Pope John Paul I.

Reading through some of the anecdotes of his life, it's easy to see why people loved him. I like the one in which all the ladies of the rest home he (as Bishop of Vittorio Veneto) was visiting get up and leave him to go watch a television program. He tells himself:
"Oh, poor me! I speak about God, I make high speeches. I must come down, get into the interests and the ways of the people to speak to them. High clouds do not send the rain. I must catechize without a mitre, as don Forest told the Cardinal of Turin, who had gone to meet his boys with his episcopal mitre on his head, which hit against the beam of the house ceiling."