Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Why John Paul II Shouldn't Resign

John L. Allen Jr. has a great article on why JPII should keeping holding the reigns of the Roman Catholic Church:

...many observers believe that John Paul II is providing precious testimony about the inherent value of human life, from beginning to end. In a culture that worships youth, beauty and efficiency, his reminder that elderly and infirm people can provide important contributions is perhaps a valuable one.

Enough said. Allen could have left it at that.

Read the rest here.

1 comment:

Roz Cawley said...

Kevin - I am not a Christian, but I agree wholeheartedly with the comments the example that the Pope is setting. It is important that we *see* infirmity - that it is not shuffled away and hidden as if it were some disgrace.
Tnis most public of men is setting a brave and courageous example. I wish him comfort and ease in his physical decline.