I’m sure this may have been covered (many times), but please forgive a new participant.
As a returning Catholic, many things now catch my attention that previously never even piqued my interest.
The topic of churches without crucifixes came up on EWTN recently. The speaker (Fr. Groeschel) stated that he would recommend leaving that particular church if you entered and did not see a visible crucifix.
Well, lo and behold, the church I’ve decided to attend (again as a returning Catholic) has no crucifix. Anywhere.
I’ve enjoyed the Franciscan Priest’s homilies (which can be difficult at some Catholic churches) so I’d hate to leave this parish without full knowledge of the importance of this issue as seen by more experienced Catholics.
Long ago, as a cradle-Catholic, I’d feel embarrassed if someone came over and saw the crucifix hanging in our house.
I have just recently overcome that feeling and have hung a very modest crucifix, humbly, in a corner of my room.
No offense here, bear with me: Are crucifixes passé?
Any thoughts on churches and parishioners concerning crucifixes?
(I apologize again if this is an old topic….but I‘d like to know).