The Shrine of Christ’s Passion

The twelfth station. Image by Jesster79.

St. John, Indiana, now sports the two things every state really needs: a life-sized walk-through Stations of the Cross complete with music, and a statue of Jesus holding an aborted fetus.

According to Chicago’s CBS-2, “The Shrine of Christ’s Passion” is a “recreation of the Holy Land” built by Shirley and Frank Shilling in an Indiana cornfield. With more than 40 life-size statues depicting what the site calls the “traditional” Stations of the Cross. In fact, News2 tells us “No detail has been left out,” which is not really true, but the Shillings made up for it by adding a few of their own, like the aborted fetus. But I’ll get to that.




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