The parish of St Mary-in-the-Vale is preparing for Easter. In his Palm Sunday sermon, the Vicar explains that Christ's crucifixion and redemption are taking place every day. He little suspects that, before the week is out, he and his entire congregation will be caught up in the latter-day Passion story which will tear apart their lives.… (more)
aulsmith: AIDS and the Catholic Church. Arditti's in set in England and takes place at Easter. Maguire's is set in upstate New York and takes place at Christmas. Liturical allusions are important to both works.