Friday, October 05, 2018

PSA for Superstitious Catholics... That ain't no 'Stang'



Nope - not a 'Stang'!

So the Pope carried a 'Stang'? Crazy, superstitious Catholics seem to think so.

Forked crosses have been with us and used in the Roman Catholic Church for centuries - as early as the 13th century. The forked cross represents the Tree of Knowledge and follows pious-mystical tradition Christ was crucified on the same wood as the Tree in the Garden of Eden.

Many fork crosses are found in places run by 
the Dominican and Franciscan orders, especially in Italy. 

Dominican example.

Robber's cross of Sch├Ącherkreuz - later the
Latin cross was used or a straight bar was added
to differentiate Christ's cross from the
robber's cross.



(I've since discovered Deacon Kandra posted on the subject in much greater detail here.) 

3 comments:

  1. What a powerful witness that forked cross is. I can almost feel the pain of it just by looking at the large nail.

    We adore you oh Christ and we praise you because by thy holy cross thou has redeemed the world!

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  2. LOL!

    Oh and....all those RAD TRADS who are constantly using Anne Catherine Emmerich forgot that Ann used the same type of crucifix to meditate on...

    This nonsense was started by the witch Ann Barnhardt...

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  3. Anonymous9:40 AM

    But always with a visible CORPUS. Which this one obviously doesn't have. Stop trying to defend the indefensible, Terry!

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