Crucifix or Cross? Why the Difference Matters

In my home, we have lots of crucifixes and one or two crosses, for me, the first one represents Christ and the second one Christianity. (REM)


Among the differences between Catholics and Protestants, is the use of the crucifix or cross. This was keenly brought to my attention when a faithful Protestant friend brought her children to the Right to Life office one day. Hanging in a prominent place above the office door, was my Saint Benedict crucifix. When her son asked, “What is that on the cross?”, my stammering response confirmed his innocent question caught me off guard

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