Does the crucifix mean anything to us?
This silver crucifix that I wear, I wear in reparation. I was in a Jewish jewelry store one day in New York, where I had known the jeweler for twenty or twenty-five years. He said to me, I have some silver crucifixes for you. And he gave me a bag of silver crucifixes, over a hundred of them. I said, Where did you get them? Oh, he said, From sisters, they brought them in. They told me, We're not going to wear the crucifix anymore; it divides us from the world. How much will you give us for the silver? The jeweler said, I weighed them out thirty pieces of silver. Then he said, What s wrong with your Church? I thought that meant something to you? So I told him what was wrong. Three months later I received him into the Church.