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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Praying the New Rosary with Harvey Milk and Mahatma Gandhi

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Praying the New Rosary with Harvey Milk and Mahatma Gandhi

In an article by David Hass over at, "A Contemporary Praying of the Rosary, Reflecting upon the Mysteries of Discipleship," we learn there's yet another new rosary in town: "The Rosary with St. Jamesis an alternative way of praying the rosary (individually or in groups) that combines the repetitive and contemplative aspects of praying the rosary with the message that Christ's disciple James preached-the message that “faith without works is dead.”

The rhythm, the structure of the five decades, and other aspects of the more traditional praying of the rosary are the same.

This rosary uses David's Mysteries of Discipleship:

  • The First Mystery: To Serve the Poor
  • The Second Mystery: To Serve Those Who Experience Discrimination and Hatred
  • The Third Mystery: To Serve the Cause of Peace
  • The Fourth Mystery: To Serve the Young and the Fearful
  • The Fifth Mystery: To Serve the Suffering and the Dying
"Interspersed throughout there are also musical responses along with inspired passages from the “cloud of witnesses,” including Óscar Romero, Peter Maurin, Martin Luther King Jr., Harvey Milk, St. Francis of Assisi, St. John Paul II, Dorothy Day, Mahatma Gandhi, St. John XXIII, St. John Baptist de la Salle, Robert F. Kennedy, St. Teresa of Ávila, Adrienne Rich, Helen Keller, and Henri Nouwen. Praying The Rosary with St. James will reconnect you with one of the richest prayer traditions of our faith while encouraging you toward a life of discipleship." Slog Through Entire Article Here

REMNANT COMMENT: Okay, this is just so offensive to me as a practicing Catholic. The Rosary is a sacred prayer of my religion, given to us by heavenly hands. Why is it okay for this guy Haas to make it into his personal plaything, edited and personalized according to his whim?  Would he do this to the prayers of the Koran? The Torah? Why is it always open season on the sacred beliefs, rituals, prayers and holy books of Catholics?

Well, so it goes. At the end of the day, is anyone still paying attention to these silly neo-Catholics and their self-promoting exercises in novelty, other than the little old ladies and gay men who present and organize this tripe at the parish level? 

Honestly, Mr. Haas, give it a rest. I'm sure your wife loves your stuff, but the rest of us are just curious to know what you're smoking

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Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.