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Wednesday, August 17
1. Catholics respond to controversial article accusing the Rosary of being an “extremist symbol”
2. After COVID, it’s time to bring back receiving Communion from the chalice
3. Fr. Reinisch executed by the Nazis 80 years ago
Catholics respond to controversial article accusing the Rosary of being an “extremist symbol”
While Catholic Twitter went wild over a recent article in The Atlantic claiming that the Rosary has become a symbol of violent right-wing extremism in the United States, Hungary’s ambassador to the Holy See, Eduard Habsburg, also defended the devotion. “The Rosary is a weapon, not a political weapon, certainly, but one of the most powerful weapons of spiritual combat that exists,” he told ACI Prensa. “We know that the devil fears it, because it is humble and simple,” said the ambassador, who does not hide his faith on social networks. The diplomat said that he always carries a rosary in his pocket and prays it daily with his family. The Vatican scholar also referred to Colonel Graf, head of the Swiss Guards, talking about the “Combat Rosary” and encouraging his soldiers to pray it during their shifts. Meanwhile, many Internet users supported this Marian prayer, ironically declaring themselves “rosary extremists.”
ACI Prensa, Spanish