A little further from home, but close to the heart, news of His Holiness in what could be his final illness. Wing tip to Mr. Bingley - with whom I agree; I also hope John Paul II pulls through it. But you can see why the Barking Spider calls him "Pope Rock and Roll" - he still appeared at the window overlooking St Peter's Square, and blessed the crowd, and tried to speak. He is running the good race, and keeping the faith.
In your and my lifetime he will be known as John Paul the Great, Doctor of the Church. God grant us another such champion soon; we are in sore need.