FR. MERZ — The flesh is the hinge of salvation

This welded copper crucifix adorns the St. Thomas More Newman Center’s Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

If you ever have religious conversations with our Protestant brothers and sisters, chances are you’ve been asked why Catholics insist on keeping Christ on the cross.
Protestant places of worship will prominently display a cross, but not a crucifix. Sometimes even Catholics shy away from the crucifix, especially if it’s too graphic with blood and suffering.

-Catholic Missourian

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