Thursday, February 28, 2008

Bill Buckley
Tom Smith

I'm saddened by Bill Buckley's death.  If I can manage it, I want to write something on "Buckley the Catholic" which is something worth commenting on.  In addition to his many other virtues, he was the kind of man that made you proud to be his co-religionist.

He also seemed to be the kind of man who just belonged to life, such an affirmative lover of life.  No doubt this is part of the reason his loss feels so wrong.  But in fact, it isn't.

In peace let us take our brother to his place of rest. May the angles lead him into paradise; may the martyrs come to welcome him and take him to the holy city, the new and eternal Jerusalem.

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