I am a cradle Catholic. And you are so right, he was a good man. I cried today all the way home from work. I knew it was coming, I knew he was ill, I knew he had lived a good life, but it was sad. So sad. I remember when Pope Paul died and the death of Pope John Paul I so quickly after he was chosen. With Pope John Paul II, it was a good feeling to be Catholic. I am only 41 but I miss the Latin mass, the incense, and the head coverings we wore to church. I loved going to mass as a child and always felt peace there. I was pretty close to choosing the church as a vocation. I just think that maybe the old ways were pretty good and maybe we as Catholics should not try to be "with the times" .
I admired him when he prayed in a mosque, prayed in a temple, and prayed in countless football stadiums across this land. If there was ever a person who shouted out to the entire world to "let go and let God " it was him.
Rest in peace Ioannes Paulus PP. II ; Karol Wojtyla, Holy Father, and may God bless your soul.
We have raced "for the Cure"
Worn Lee's Jeans on Friday "for the Cure"
Bought New Balance tennis shoes "for the cure"
Worn pink ribbon pins "for the cure"
Collected donations "for the cure"
Ate pink M&M's "for the cure"
Drank Sutter Home wine "for the cure"
Spent an extra $.08 on a stamp "for the cure"
Ate Lean Cuisine frozen dinners "for the cure"
We have all done our part "for the cure"
now you do yours and get us that cure.