A skeptical relative once referred to my rosary as “voo-doo beads.” I suppose they can seem that way to those who don’t fully understand the importance of the Rosary in Catholic tradition and the riches it bears for all the faithful. Here’s my response to the voo-doo bead reference, posted today on Aleteia. I hope you’ll read it, pass it on, and then spend some time with the Rosary yourself today, especially since it’s the feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary!
Violence, and then fire - an intriguing parallel between Pentecost and the George Floyd riots. But, unlike the violence and fire of an out-of-control plea for justice, the violence and fire of Pentecost were life-giving and transformative. They brought forth courageous men who went forth to spread the Good News to the ends of the earth. Many of them suffered martyrdom after having given witness to Christ. They were men and women of conviction who stood strong against hostility.