No fabulous commentary this year as I was only able to stay for the first couple stations of the Way of the Cross that our local CL community conducted through the streets of downtown Chicago. Nonetheless, it is amazing how much the event has grown. We have a website now. Parishes (including my own) announced the event. This year, the city not only didn't lose our permit application, but granted us a permit! And the police fully supported us in our intersection crossings. News media and reporters attended. And Bishop Paprocki participated with us. Even the 25 degree weather (before wind chill) didn't scare off too many people.
The one benefit of not being able to stay is that I'm the only one capable of taking a few of the shots you see below. Not bad for a point and shoot camera, shooting from quite a few city blocks away.