Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Hail Mary.........

So this kid was suspended for wearing Rosary beads to school. All the adults are up in arms saying he should be allowed to wear his Rosary Beads because they are not gang symbols.

Don't quote me on this but isn't wearing rosary beads around your neck a mortal sin? Isn't it? I was taught that they were sacred objects and that the nuns were to only ones to get the privilege to wear them. I remember as a kid always wanting to wear them and never being allowed. (Hmmmm....Maybe that's why I always dressed up like a nun, to wear my rosaries!)

And who says that rosary beads aren't gang symbols. The Catholic Church is one of the biggest gangs in the world for cryin' out loud!!!


Judi said...

Wow. I am not even sure what to say. The thing about the kid's suspension...given the reasons and circumstances...just seems inhumane! Just goes to show how tolerance levels are changed! Do I get it? Yes and no. But, still...makes me sad. I like believing that most people's intentions are good.
Anyway to counteract my dismay on that, your Catholic Church gang comment brought a great smile. You are so right....when you break it down, the Catholic Church is a gang. But, we're pretty positive we're the good gang....8-)
Thanks for the heads up on the rosary beads thing--I didn't know wearing rosary beads was a mortal sin. I get so confused when it comes to sinning. Which accounts for all the sinning I do...
Interestingly, I have several sets of rosary beads that were made into bracelets (they are actually on a wrap around wire cord thing) that were given to me or left to me. Maybe I'll go put them on and see if I can be suspended from work for a few days...
Thanks for the heads up!
You always find the best things to talk about!

Eileen, Founder, Organizer, Mayor and Chief Cook And Bottle Washer of the Anger Management Girls. said...

To clear things up a little.

According to Fisheaters, an on-line guide to being Catholic (

"When you get a new Rosary, you should have it blessed by a priest, thus making it a sacramental. Note that Rosaries are not to be worn or used as jewelry. They can be worn around the neck or what not if you are working and it is incidental, but they are not to be worn for the purpose of personal ornamentation."

Thanks Kimberly.