Iconoclasm Alive and Well: Man Lops Head Off Jesus Statue in Charleston

Sacred Heart statue - destroyed

A man has destroyed a statue of Jesus in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, decapitating the 6-foot figure with a sledgehammer.The statue had stood for two decades outside Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Charleston before Charles Jeffrey Short, 38, exercised a kind of political theater, demonstrating his view that the Ten Commandments should be taken literally.It seems the vandal didn't even know the specific Scripture verse which required him to destroy the religious art. … [Read more...]

Margaret Mary Alacoque and the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart

July 7, 2013Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus  ”Behold the Heart that has so loved men … instead of gratitude I receive from the greater part (of mankind) only ingratitude …” Devotion to the wounded heart of Jesus has its origins in the eleventh century, when pious Christians meditated on the Five Wounds of Christ.  There grew up among the faithful  prayers to the Sacred Heart, prayers to the Shoulder Wound of Christ—private devotions which helped Christians to focus on the passion and … [Read more...]

Because Jesus Said So, That's Why!

July 1, 2011Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus  "Behold the Heart that has so loved men ... instead of gratitude I receive from the greater part (of mankind) only ingratitude ..." Devotion to the wounded heart of Jesus has its origins in the eleventh century, when pious Christians meditated on the Five Wounds of Christ.  There grew up among the faithful  prayers to the Sacred Heart, prayers to the Shoulder Wound of Christ—private devotions which helped Christians to focus on the passion and … [Read more...]


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