Louis Iasiello Gives Good Friday Reflection on Lord’s Passion

Kathy Dempsey In the Headlines

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Louis Iasiello delivered reflections on the Lord’s Passion – on Christ’s last words as he hung on the cross –  at noon on Good Friday at St. Matthew’s Cathedral here.

“Have you ever been in the presence of a person dying and watched in silence and in awe when someone leans over to hear their last requests, their last instructions, their last words,” asked Louis, president of Washington Theological Union.

“It’s almost as if the words about to be spoken by that individual are the most significant words they’ll ever speak.”

Following Lou’s talk, Archbishop Donald Wuerl presided at the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Veneration of the Cross.

Lou, a leading just-war theorist, retired from the Navy in September after 25 years of service and became president of the WTU.  Retiring at the rank of rear admiral, he served most recently as Chief of Navy Chaplains, the community leader for almost 2500 chaplains and enlisted personnel serving the Navy, the Marine Corps and the Coast Guard in the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security.

 Kathy is Director of Public Relations for WTU.