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.
Posted by John Paul Sonnen at 12:36 AM
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I recall hearing a story about a lady looking to buy a cross from a jewelry shop. She said to the assistant, "I'd like to have one without the little man on it!!!!!"
Archbishop Nienstedt preached on the importance of the crucifix in family life during his Good Friday homily.
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As a convert that came from a "properly reticent" Protestant background, crucifixes on the wall were NOT the norm!!! Now, I'm proud and comvorted to have such symbols (including a crucifix) on prominent display.
In His love,
I have several in different rooms, reminding me often to give a quick prayer and Thanks to God.
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