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Why Catholics have crucifixes instead of Crosses

Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

In today’s homily, Fr. Ron explains why Protestant churches tend to have crosses while Catholic Churches have crucifixes.

We follow the theology of St. John’s gospel, and in today’s gospel we see how St. John sees the crucifixion as the hour of God’s glory because in the cross, Christ shows his love for us to the very end. It also represents Christ’s love for the Father.

The crucifix becomes the symbol for Christ’s love to the Father, the Father’s love for his son, and their love for us.

READINGS:
Nm 21:4-9;
Ps 102:2-3, 16-18, 19-21;
Jn 8:21-30

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