In the aftermath of any “big story” journalists are tasked to come up with timely “second-day stories,” or on lay parlance “follow up” articles.
New Yorker Magazine’s Amy Davidson Sorkin came up with a classic. She metaphorically sifted the ashes of the tragic Notre Dame de Paris fire to ask how the crown of thorns worn by Jesus on the cross ended up in the relics department of Notre Dame Cathedral? Fortunately, the crown was spared by a gallant priest (see above). We digress.
Not wishing to usurp her copyright we direct you to the free link offered by New Yorker to read how the crown of thorns ended up in Paris. And, what the heck are Hyperpyra?
Will “Thorny Issue” be the next Dan Brown novel?
Will Fr. Jean-Marc Fournier be canonized in our lifetimes? Again, we digress.
Click here for Amy Davidson Sorkin’s article.