Belief in brief: The cross

Friday, April 25, 2008 | 1:00 p.m. CDT; updated 8:22 p.m. CDT, Thursday, October 9, 2008

COLUMBIA — It graces altars and automobiles, flags and flyers and steeples and stained glass. But the cross, now the most recognizable symbol of the Christian faith, comes from a bloody past.