Yes, it's Evil Baby Jesus. In Ontario. Steve Duffy, author of many a fine story, has drawn my attention to this, which looks... bonkers. Or evil. Or both.
Apparently the real head was broken off and stolen and they couldn't afford a proper replacement. So a local artist volunteered to have a go.
The clay head has begun to erode from the rain after less than a week.
"I don't expect it to last long. She plans on sculpting in stone sometime next year," he said.
Lajeunesse said many parishioners have expressed hurt, surprise, and disappointment with the new head.
"It's a first try. It's a first go. And hopefully what is done at the end will please everyone," he said.