***Satan hates the cross in all its forms. The Church has known this for a long, long time: ***
Excellent point. satan and all his minions whether witting or unwitting are at war with the Cross.
The satanists even have tried to usurp the upside down Cross of St. Peter. Discouraging people from the sign of the Cross is just another inroad into leading Christianity away from the Via of Christ.
I remember Bishop Sheen saying that he could see a visible reaction to individual members of various audiences when he would hold up a crucifix. He said those people were under demonic influence. Another story: the priest who stood on a street corner during what I think was a pro-choice rally in D.C., constantly blessing the marchers over and over with the sign of the cross, and the screeching and cursing and vile behavior of the marchers towards him when they realized what he was doing. Demonic influence...what was common in Biblical days must be pandemic now.
First they invent an empty cross, then they elminate it altogether.