Would you spit on the cross if a weapon were held to your head? This was the choice offered to one Iraqi woman threatened by ISIS terrorists. As more territory is reclaimed from ISIS hands, stories of their atrocities are emerging. Most of the stories are shocking because of their cruelty. Nearly all of them
Apparently, it is a crime, punishable by death, to have anything in your hands when stopped by a police officer. In this case, that anything was a crucifix. On Monday morning, police in Bakersfield, California fatally shot 73-year-old Francisco Serna seven times. No gun was found on the scene. Instead, Serna, who suffered from mild
In the depths of St. Peter’s Basilica, Christ bleeds. His face holds an expression of both pain and knowledge. His lips are parted and blood drips from the wounds on his battered body. Nailed forever to the arms of a cross. Deep within St. Peter’s Basilica, which is responsible for the maintenance and safety of
Italian anchorwomen Marina Nalesso was criticized for wearing a crucifix necklace and rosary prayer beads while reading the news. According to the Daily Express, Nalesso has worn such accessories several times in the past without incident. She has worn Jesus and Virgin Mary symbols and released a statement saying she wears such jewelry “for faith
Christ hanging on a cross came to live in a Spanish Church. The 6 foot, life-sized Crucifix which is today known as “The Miraculous Crucifix of Limpias”, located in St. Peter in Santander of Spain and is a work of Late Pedro de Mena. It has long been located above the main altar of the St.
The Cross given to Pope Francis during ring his visit to Cuba this year by Cuban President Raul Castro, have now become an instrument of expressing God’s mercy as Pope Francis donate to a Parish in Lampedusa. The cross weighing three meters high, made of oars woods and tied with ropes, is said to symbolize the
Bishop James Conley was given the pectoral cross by Benedict XVI in 2012 The Diocese of Lincoln, in Nebraska announced on October 16 that Bishop James Conley’s pectoral cross, taken from his home in a burglary, has been recovered. The cross was stolen the afternoon of October 10, when the bishop was not home. A