A Catholic Saying

There’s a saying that it’s hard to live as a Catholic, but it’s easy to die as a Catholic. I’m fascinated by all the coverage of Pope John Paul II’s death in that there is a serene peace among all the mourners; a faithful feeling of gratitude rather than a sense of loss. It’s touching and quite beautiful.

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“Dr. Leopold Stotch” was the pseudonym of political science professor then at a major research university inside the beltway. He has a PhD in International Relations. He contributed 165 pieces to OTB between November 2004 and February 2006.


  1. Dean's World says:

    Pondering The Passing And Life Of Pope John Paul II
    People around the world are reacting to and pondering the death and life of Pope John Paul II yesterday — and so is the blogosphere.

    Here’s a cross section of opinion. Links are NOT limited to only one viewpoint: