Mary McGlone, March 19, 2016| National Catholic Reporter
Passion (Palm) Sunday is one of the all-out favorite celebrations of the church year. Following Christmas and Easter, Palm Sunday ranks with Ash Wednesday — all days made special because people leave the celebration with a tangible reminder of the experience.
Our sacramental procession with the palms is one of those very Catholic, whole-body experiences that can mildly embarrass us and still nudge us to enter more deeply into a unique experience of our participation in the events of salvation history. Two questions we might ponder as we process and sing “Hosanna” are “Who is he that we celebrate?” and “What does it mean to walk this path?”