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FOOTBALL: MUSLIM CLERIC URGES FIFA TO BAN PLAYERS FROM MAKINF SIGN OF THE CROSS AFTWR SCORING A GOAL
A Muslim cleric have urged FIFA to ban Christian players from making the sign of the cross after scoring a goal.
Mohammed Alarefe, who is from Saudi Arabia, made the call, urging the football governing body to enshrine it in football’s constitution, prohibiting players from tapping their stomach, chest, left shoulder then right shoulder to make a cross. 159 more words
Is it some sort of medieval superstition?
When a group of Christians from different denominations get together to pray, it is easy to figure out who is (or was) Catholic. 665 more words
When visiting a Catholic church for Sunday Mass, it is hard not to notice all the parishioners pause for a second as they file in through the various entrances. 623 more words
Wearing a crucifix around our necks and making the sign of the cross shouldn’t be mindless practices, but constant reminders of the mystery of sin, the cross and salvation. 253 more words
When a group of Christians from different denominations get together to pray, it is easy to figure out who is (or was) Catholic. Instead of diving right into prayer by addressing God the Father, the Catholic uses his hand to trace a cross over his body or forehead. 674 more words