John Paul II

Arts and Letters Daily linked to Michael Valpy’s long article in the Globe and Mail, Saturday April 2, 2005. It seems to be a good overview of the life of Karol Wojtyla and a balanced assessment of his papacy, touching the main issues as they appear to present-day observers. Brendan O’Neill’s article at Spiked makes some ironic points about how the public reaction to the Pope’s death has been predicably similiar to the death of other super-celebrities, which says a lot about how the Pope’s teachings on truth and culture have not taken hold. The CBC Online service has a central microsite for John Paul II with links to much of their other material. The BBC has a microsite of the same kind, perhaps with better material. I don’t know if these are going to be long-term or permanent links.