In the Monday, April 4, 2005 Mullings I wrote:
I am not certain why I feel as strongly as I do about the passing of Pope John Paul II. I am not Catholic. I am not even Christian.
I felt the same way watching the coverage of the Conclave in the Vatican to choose a man to replace Pope Benedict I. I'm not sure why I was so taken by the process and so eager to see who would be chosen.
I have proven over the past four or five months that my understanding of American politics is a...