The cross could have become a symbol of shame for Christians: it brought about the death of Jesus Christ. However, faith in the resurrection made the cross a symbol of pride. The worst weapon of Jesus' enemies could not overpower him. Through the cross, Jesus triumphs over death... Paul TurnerSt. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) on the Cross.
According to the method of St. Alphonsus De Liguori.
Also called Stations of the Cross, Via Crucis, and Via Dolorosa). These names are used to signify either a series of pictures or tableaux representing certain scenes in the Passion of Christ, each corresponding to a particular incident, or the special form of devotion connected with such...Corpus/Crucifix V.S. Cross/Risen Christ
How does one answer the question of why Catholics focus so much on the Corpus hanging over our altars as opposed to the Risen Christ Cross? I try to focus my answer on the supreme sacrifice Jesus made for our salvation. Without the Crucifixion there would be no Resurrection....Altar Crucifix.
The crucifix is the principal ornament of the altar. It is placed on the altar to recall to the mind of the celebrant, and the people, that the Victim offered on the altar is the same as was offered on the Cross. For this reason the crucifix must be placed on the altar as often as Mass is celebrated...
The Triumph of the Cross in Catholic Education.
...the primary goal of Catholic education is the exultation of Jesus Christ. Catholic schools and catechesis are meant to glorify the benevolent Savior Who willingly poured out His Precious Blood on Jerusalem's soil... He is to be raised up in every classroom dedicated to proclaiming the Catholic Faith...
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The Old Rugged Cross.