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Crosses and Cranes: What's Going on at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church?

We asked church representatives about the white crosses on the lawn and two large cranes operating on the property.

Motorists passing on Shiawassee in Farmington this week saw a startling combination of crosses and cranes on the property. 

The crosses are part of a Michigan Right to Life traveling exhibit, said Sorrows Dignity of Life committee member Karen Paterson. Each of the 1,600 white crosses represents two abortions; a sign with the exhibit reads, "Every day, 3200 children die." 

Paterson said the Knights of Columbus St. Francis Council #4401, the Dignity of Life committee and volunteers from the parish installed the crosses on Saturday. The committee is relatively new, she added, having formed two years ago. Anyone interested in the exhibit or in volunteering with the committee can get in touch with Paterson through the church office, 248-474-5720. 

"I would love to answer any questions people have," Paterson said. 

And what about those cranes? According to a church representative, the church's boiler system is being replaced, and they were needed to complete the project. 

Nancy Besser September 12, 2012 at 10:08 PM
why would the cranes be a question? Crosses is ok to understand why they put them there. I would of thought to remember the victims for 9/11
Joni Hubred-Golden (Editor) September 12, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Nancy, I heard from people who were curious about both - and I was curious, too!

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