A Papal Radiance by Mary C. Walsh

A Papal Radiance

John Paul the Great: Remembering a Spiritual Father
by Peggy Noonan
Viking, 2005
(238 pages, $24.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Mary C. Walsh

Every so often, God graces the world with someone who radiates the love of Christ to the world to such an extent that he is easily recognizable as a living saint. Pope John Paul II was one of those persons. He was quite clearly a man chosen by God to lead the Catholic Church through the last quarter of the twentieth century and into the dawn of the twenty-first.

Like so many Americans after 9-11, Wall Street Journal columnist and former Reagan speech writer Peggy Noonan found herself thinking about the things that really matter and her faith . . .