Friday, May 08, 2009
Catholic culture: the crucifix...
This is important, folks.
Every Catholic nest is to have a blessed crucifix on the wall (i.e. a common room, or in a grand room, or family or living room). And it always makes one proud to see the family crucifix placed in the most prominent place of all: above the mantle (or even in each bedroom, too).
Our youth are often ashamed or embarassed by the gospel and this is common and normal, today. But the Church expects parents to endeavor all the more not to be ashamed of the gospel (Romans 1:16) at exactly the point where it is foolishness to the world (1 Corinthians 1:18) and this will change the hearts of the kids.
Pray for the grace. The devil hates the cross as much as he hates the Holy Name.