The Grey Lady II
We went to the First Things archives and pulled up these words from Richard John Neuhaus (2002) about Cahill's view of JPII:
Thomas Cahill does his duty by Catholic liberalism with Pope John XXIII, which is part of the Penguin Lives series. It is too much even for liberal Commonweal, where Christopher Ruddy writes that the book will be enjoyed by “those who like their biography Manichean”“style.” In this case, it's Good Pope John XXIII against Evil Pope John Paul II. The latter is, according to Cahill, a tyrannical reactionary under whom “we have come full circle and are back in the pontificate of Pius XII.” CLICK HERE for more of the same, but you'll need to scroll down.