Skip to comments.Cardinal Keith O’Brien to Call on Christians to Wear the Cross [Scotland]
Posted on 04/06/2012 8:08:29 PM PDT by marshmallow
CHRISTIANS should wear a cross on their clothes every day as a symbol of their beliefs, according to the head of the Catholic Church in Scotland.
In his Easter Sunday homily on Sunday, Cardinal Keith OBrien will call on Christians to make the cross more prominent in their lives.
Speaking at St Marys Cathedral in Edinburgh, he will tell them to wear proudly a symbol of the cross of Christ on their garments each and every day of their lives.
He will say: I know that many of you do wear such a cross of Christ, not in any ostentatious way, not in a way that might harm you at your work or recreation, but a simple indication that you value the role of Jesus Christ in the history of the world, that you are trying to live by Christs standards in your own daily life.
Two women who claim they were discriminated against when their employers barred them from wearing the cross are fighting to get their cases heard at the European Court of Human Rights.
Nadia Eweida, 59, of Twickenham, south London, was suspended by British Airways for breaching BAs uniform code in 2006.
Shirley Chaplin, 56, from Exeter, was barred from working on wards by Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust after refusing to hide the cross she wore on a necklace chain.
During his Sunday sermon, Cardinal OBrien will quote Pope Benedict XVI, who said Christians need to be free to act in accordance with their own principles. The cardinal will say: I hope that increasing numbers of Christians adopt the practice of wearing a cross in a simple and discreet way as a symbol of their beliefs.
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Good thing there are no lions in Scotland.
>> The cardinal will say: “I hope that increasing numbers of Christians adopt the practice of wearing a cross in a simple and discreet way as a symbol of their beliefs.”
Sounds like a plan. And to Hell with the #s that have a problem with it.
Oh, aye, Laddie, there are. But they are symbols of a Christian monarch and the national flag is a big white Cross of St. Andrew, so no worries.
“Gettem Scotland”! “FREEDOM”!!! Yes I am Scottish!
Which, I should add, is also known as the Saint Andrew’s Cross or the Saltire
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The first symbol erected by Europeans on what was to become the United States soil was the Christian Cross erected by the crew following the Light Bearer Christopher Columbus. (1492)History records they erected large wooden Crosses as token to the faith on each island. When the British came they
likewise erected large wooden crosses —i.e. Cape Henry. -and the founding of Mary Land. The first charters and the Mayflower Compact-and the Grants issued -and the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut. And the Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation ,and the original charters and grants for colleges in the Colonial era all suggest we were formed a Christian nation among the Christian nations of the Free World. Now Islam is again encroaching on Western Europe and seeking to establish a global Islamic Caliphate.Where is the Spanish Crown? Where is Charles Martel? Who will God raise up to replace the Christian Soldiers.We are to take up the Cross -or we are not worthy of the Name of Christ.
Anyway, the main point is that the Scots and the English see crosses every day on their national and Union flags and the recent supposed dismissal of some employees for wearing that same symbol, clearly to avoid offending a few loud mouth Muslims, is or should be reason to shout "enough!" and stick a boot hard and fast up the backside of the Quislings.
I learned that when I played with my Siamese kitty kat that I couldn't be mean...playful, yes, mean, no. I still have a scratch on my thigh. I was nine years old.
Since then I don't have to wear gloves to play with kitty kats because I KNOW how to play and not ruffle their fur.