I'm having amusing flashbacks to old Peanuts strips. Not so odd, since I have very strong memories of reading the comics and noting Charles Schulz's clear religious bent, and of course I used to love watching all the Peanuts TV specials. What's odd is that I don't remember ever having these flashbacks before tonight!
The last couple of years of John Paul II's papacy were difficult to watch. Pope Benedict is no spring chicken, but it's nice to see a Pope who can walk and speak strongly. I like his Italian accent, too. :-)