After the Funeral

In the aftermath of Pope John Paul II’s funeral, I wanted to leave two links: one to Cardinal Ratzinger’s sermon, which (I think) may play a role in my lectures of the next ten days — and the other to the moment early in John Paul II’s papal vocation that most vividly held my attention: Don Novello’s side-splitting sketch from the second season of Saturday Night Live, announcing the “Find the Popes in the Pizza” context. Me? My button says, “I read about the Pope on the Internet.”

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