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Saturday, April 02, 2005

The Holy Father is Gone

A great man passed from us today. He, as much as any of his contemporaries on the world stage, understood and had the courage to confront forcefully the enormous challenges we have faced in our lifetimes. He got all the big things right. That was his job. He did it well. Whatever problems I have with the institution of the papacy and the traditions of the Church, I honor the man and mourn his passing. My prayers go with him. He will be missed....

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