The Suffering and Death of a Shepherd
Good Friday, Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion – April 14th, 2017
As we commemorate Good Friday for this year, I have chosen to share with you the following reflection on what Pope John Paul II taught us at the end of his life. I cannot recall Good Friday without remembering Saint John Paul II, especially his final Good Friday on earth in 2005. This reflection is part of a major address I gave at the Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven, Connecticut, for the opening of the special exhibit, “Blessed,” that commemorated the life of this great man.
On Human Suffering