New York Catholic Ritual Takes on New Significance

March 30, 2002

Source: The New York Times

On March 30, 2002, The New York Times featured an article on the Good Friday procesion across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. "Following a man carrying a simple wooden cross, more than 2,000 people walked across the bridge toward ground zero. They walked in the hope that grafting Jesus' journey onto the geography of contemporary tragedy, they could find some comfort and meaning from the tenets of their faith: his death and resurrection... The walking of the Stations of the Cross [is] an annual Good Friday ritual that a lay Catholic group called Communion and Liberation has been conducting across the Brooklyn Bridge for seven years."