First, Pete and now Re-Pete?
At The Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic weekly, there is a thought provoking piece by Damien Thompson. Read the whole thing over there, but here are a few snips:
It’s 1978 all over again
I’ve been thinking about that surreal period because my cousin has kindly given me three copies of Time magazine from 1978. The cover stories are: “In Search of a Pope” (August 21); “The New Pope, John Paul I” (September 4); and “John Paul II” (October 30). Reading them has been quite a culture shock, especially for a magazine journalist. So many lucrative full-page ads – eight of