There are encomia aplenty in the wake of Pope John Paul II’s passing, too many for anyone to read. But I did want to make Mere Comments readers aware of a particularly lovely one by Winfield Myers, at the Democracy Project blog, which connects John Paul’s career to that of Thomas More. .

Also, while they’re there, they may want to move, quite literally, from the sublime to the ridiculous, and read my own reflections on a new book whose title I will not repeat here, but which is now #10 on the New York Times‘s bestseller list. The whole matter contains so many ironies that one could spend weeks detailing them. But rereading Win Myers’s reflections would be a better use of one’s time.