Founded in 2019, the Commander Cross is our answer to Bishop Athanasius Schneider's call for more knights in the spiritual battle between the forces of good and evil.
The Commander Cross is part of our Step-by-Step Rosary Community. Its focus is prayer in Latin because:
For these reasons, the prayers published by each affiliate of our Step-by-Step Rosary Community include Latin versions.
We are now taking this one step further but introducing the Latin text to the actual five mysteries within each Joyful-, Sorrowful- and Glorious Rosary.
Pope Benedict wrote in his Apostolic Letter, Summorum Pontificum:
"It is known, in fact, that the Latin liturgy of the Church in its various forms, in each century of the Christian era, has been a spur to the spiritual life of many saints, has reinforced many peoples in the virtue of religion and fecundated their piety. Many other Roman pontiffs, in the course of the centuries, showed particular solicitude in ensuring that the sacred liturgy accomplished this task more effectively. Outstanding among them is St. Pius V who, sustained by great pastoral zeal and following the exhortations of the Council of Trent, renewed the entire liturgy of the Church, oversaw the publication of liturgical books amended and “renewed in accordance with the norms of the fathers,” and provided them for the use of the Latin Church."
"The Roman Missal promulgated by Pope Paul VI is the ordinary expression of the lex orandi (rule of prayer) of the Catholic Church of the Latin rite. The Roman Missal promulgated by Saint Pius V and revised by Blessed John XXIII is nonetheless to be considered an extraordinary expression of the same lex orandi of the Church and duly honoured for its venerable and ancient usage. These two expressions of the Church’s lex orandi will in no way lead to a division in the Church’s lex credendi (rule of faith); for they are two usages of the one Roman rite."
If a living Pope writes this, and several Popes who now are Saints supported it,
why not want to be part of it too.
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