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'Artist' claims to make popsicles from Precious Blood

Catholic World News - May 22, 2012

An artist and designer who lives in Brooklyn made 100 popsicles out of wine that he claims had been “inadvertently blessed by the priest while turning wine into the blood of Christ during the Eucharist.”

Chilean-born Sebastian Errazuriz, 35, said last week that he planned to hand out the “Christian popsicles” on May 19 during an exhibit at Gallery R’Pure in Manhattan.

“It's not that I purposely want to get in trouble,” said Errazuriz, who was raised Catholic but now describes himself as an atheist. “I just believe if you are not doing work that can make people stop, think, and discuss, then it's better not to make any work at all.”

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  • Posted by: veniteadoremus1822 - May. 23, 2012 2:30 AM ET USA

    Has the beauty and purpose of modern art regressed so much as to become a juvenile competition in profanation? Might I suggest, without offending those who work in more noble professions, that this person is no more an artist than a bowling alley attendant or a garbage man?

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - May. 23, 2012 12:26 AM ET USA

    "inadvertently blessed"? What a publicity stunt for the uninformed.

  • Posted by: Justin8110 - May. 22, 2012 4:31 PM ET USA

    If he really knew our Lord or the faith he was baptized into he'd recoil in horror at such a blasphemous stunt. Luckily for him our Lord will be waiting for him to return to the Catholic Church and confess his sins. Pray for this very lost soul.

  • Posted by: thefeds - May. 22, 2012 3:42 PM ET USA

    Thankfully, there is no way a Priest could "inadvertently" consecrate wine into the Precious Blood! The Priest only consecrates that which he specifically intends to consecrate"! Too bad, sea bass!

  • Posted by: sparch - May. 22, 2012 10:04 AM ET USA

    I don't know how he could accomplish this feat, obtaining the blood of Christ indavertantly. He is trying to cause a stir. Nobody cares. I think that he is so hip that he is irrelevant

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