Michael Pakaluk, professor ad interim, business, published commentary in the Boston Pilot on confession.
During the last two weeks of Lent, the Church proposes to us that we meditate on the Passion of Christ.
The week which has just passed is traditionally called "Passion Week," and it culminates in the dramatic reading of the Gospel on "Passion Sunday" (popularly called "Palm" Sunday).
The week which is to come, Holy Week, culminates in Easter Sunday, but only after those three days (the "Easter Triduum") in which we are meant to accompany the Lord in his suffering and death.
There is a remarkable reading at daily Mass in Passion Week. I mean the passage in John's Gospel, where Christ refers to the bronze serpent: "Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life" (Jn 3:14). ...
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