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Only In Print: There’s a Reverent Way to Dispose of Damaged Blessed Objects

Do not try this at home! Father Alonzo Cox sets fire to books in the garden of Our Lady of Victory Church. (Photos: Paula Katinas)

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A woman came up to Father Alonzo Cox after Mass at Our Lady of Victory Church one Sunday and asked for his help with an unusual dilemma. It seems the corpus had fallen off her crucifix and she didn’t know what to do with it since, sadly, the beloved object was beyond repair.

Father Cox, pastor of St. Martin de Porres Parish, which includes Our Lady of Victory Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant, knew exactly what to do….

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