Wrong to own this cross?


#1

I’ve noticed all Catholic crosses have Jesus on them, is it wrong for me to own one that does’nt? Ive had it for years from back when I joined the UMC the pastor gave us all one and Its been something I hold dear for a long time,


#2

No, there’s nothing wrong with it at all.

However, it’s highly recommended to have at least 1 crucifix (with Christ on the cross) in a prominent place in the home as well.


#3

It would likely be a prominent place in my room, Im the only person who is converting


#4

well, lol… you do what you can do and you can’t be asked to do more friend.


#5

No, you can wear a cross (that is the cross without the corpus). But you should have crucifix (that is the cross with the corpus) in your home. As Catholics we wear a crucifix as opposed to a cross to remind us that Christ suffered and died for our salvation. God bless.


#6

In many Orders, the Sisters or Brothers will use a bare cross in their cell or as a part of their habit to symbolize the fact that they themselves must be the corpus on that cross, united to Christ’s passion.


#7

No it is not wrong. I have both in my home.


#8

Note that plains crosses do not usually have any nail holes of blood; they have not yet born a body. As you note, they are waiting for us.

For our RCIA retreat I used to set up a crucifix and a cross side by side to remind us of our need to do penance. Each participant was given a plain cross to wear throughout lent.


#9

Plain crosses and more elaborate crucifixes are both common symbols of the Catholic faith. Crucifixes bearing the image of a suffering Jesus have only been common among Catholics for about 1000 years, while plain crosses have a much longer Catholic history.

Some non-Catholic Christians wrongly consider a crucifix a violation of the Commandment against making and worshiping graven images. If you are living with such people, out of consideration of their weak consciences, a plain cross might actually be the more loving choice. See 1 Corinthians 8:1-13.


#10

My family would’nt object In hind sight to displaying a Crucifix, quite frankly when I told my dad I was gonna become Catholic he told me he is fine with me going wherever so long as it is a Christian church


#11

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