The rosary beads are not a necklace. It is a sacramental, used for praying and keeping track of the prayers said during the praying of the Rosary. Apparently, this young man was not taught how to treat the rosary. The policeman should have asked him to say the prayers of the rosary and its history, also to what Catholic parish be belonged. And….priests in areas where there is a lot of gang activity should be telling their congregations not to wear the rosary…they should be praying it instead. Teach their parishioners something about their faith. But, the ones wearing the rosary probably aren’t going to church.
If the teen really wanted to honor his brother, then he should be acting respectfully towards the police, living a virtuous life, and praying the rosary everyday, especially for the soul of his brother. He should be and exceptional student, have excellent grades, humble, respectful towards his superiors/parents and elders.
The policeman shouldn’t assume that because the rosary is being worn around the neck, the person is a gang member. It is terrible that the gangbanger types have highjacked the rosary and Our Lady of Guadalupe picture as some sort of “identity”. Sorry, Hispanics, if you really want to hang on to your “Catholic identity”, then learn your faith first.
 November 5, 2014 at 12:38am
Gee, I see ole Billy H. is stirring up the anti-Catholic hate again.
And the article is from the Deseret press, a Mormon publication.
Ex-Catholics are the worst haters…..
Don’t you haters have anything else better to do than attack Catholics?
July 22, 2014 at 11:52am
He is growing old….and needs some “controversial comment” to bring him back
in the public eye again…..thanks to the Blaze.
 July 22, 2014 at 11:50am
Yes, church leaders will answer to God someday for their abuses….but these abuses does
not mean that the FAITH is false. Stop making judgements based on feelings and do
learn your faith. Stand up for it and confront the bad bishops, priests and others who
warp the truth. Fight for the Church…don’t let corrupt people ruin it. We are the Church
Militant. We are supposed to stand up to the evil in the world in and out of the Church.
Don’t wait for the Pope to act….we’ve had strong popes and weak popes. They are human just like you and make mistakes, become tempted to abuse power….just like the rest of humanity. Stop listening to the nay sayers and learn your FAITH….and not from the
liberal, pablum gorged social justice milktoasts either. Being a Catholic means a lifetime
of educating yourself and growing your Faith and knowledge. Don’t give up on her.
 July 22, 2014 at 11:40am
You spend way to much time in your Friday night Masonic/Demonic meetings…it has warped your mind and your ability to think rationally. Get out more.
The Catholic Faith is the true Faith. Unfortunately, there has been rotten leaders and priests….just like every other human run institution on earth. But the Faith is true and doesn’t tell Catholics to molest children.
In regards to Mr. Petty, I think he is suffering from severe hair dye poisoning…too much
substance abuse over the years.
March 19, 2014 at 4:40pm
So does this mean that Bl. John Paul II Consecration of Russia to Our Lady of Fatima didn’t really
happen after all? If he had actually mentioned Russia instead of the ‘world’ in 1984, then we might not be in this predicament. And the conspiracy continues.
Yes. "Blessed?" Hardly. And no: It wasn't valid, since he did not hold firm to the teachings of the Universal Church. ("Catholic" derives from the Greek "catholikos." It means "universal.")
Anyway, "as Rome falls, so falls the world." Even Protestants of good will have asked me (a traditional Catholic) about his behavior.
He just "progressed" the agenda of the Communist radicals that infiltrated the Church, and used the Rosary as a pretense rather than a devotion. And now we have Francis--an admirer of Marxism.
For a little insight into what and how it happened, read Bella Dodd's "School of Darkness" (it's on Internet).
God bless you for asking.
March 10, 2014 at 10:49am
Sorry that the teens were hurt. But it appears God wasn’t too happy with the girls dancing in their
underwear at a boys school…..
What the heck were the Catholic schools’ parents, teachers and administrators thinking?
Come on….!!!!!! Literally, a new “low”.
August 20, 2013 at 2:45pm
Unfortunately, it is a phenomenon in that some folks actually defend the criminal and blame the
victim….makes one wonder what else is going on in this town that the citizens would protect
this vile creature so much. I would probably bet that there are more people involved in raping
children and pedophilia and or sodomy than is being investigated. Small towns have big secrets.
Any parent in that town who would send their children to school there knowing that their children are
potential targets for rapists (of mind and body…) are evil themselves.
I keep asking,……anyone want to go in on a business creating mill stones?
Sodomy and rape of children…. sins that cry out to heaven for vengeance.
August 9, 2013 at 12:05pm
@ John of Oregon… what did Snowden download?
I think he has info on our president, which most of the congress knows about and would be
complicit with if they were tried in court. Info that would bring down his presidency and nullify any laws passed since he became president and perhaps laws other previous presidents, too. And the big wigs in the media know this info too, and have been covering it up for years. Yep….what does Snowden know about that most of the embedded politicians and turn coats want him literally dead for? Time to start looking at members of both parties who have gone way out there to want him found and “gone”…and what policies these guys have been supporting. There is always a trail.
And why the sudden n.s.a. activity?…..something big is going on behind the scenes, and part of it is to seek and destroy anyone who might know anything about the leaks and related activities and shut them up, even if it means terrorizing the general public to do it and killing some as examples.
August 8, 2013 at 1:26pm
Ah Eugene. Lived there 15 years. Worked for law enforcement.
This policeman showed great restraint. There is always more to the story than is what is reported, especially in child custody cases. And it is always the police who are called to clean up the mess
created by the parents (who probably shouldn’t have procreated in the first place.)
The police there are always under scrutiny because of the communist/secularist/anarchist mindset
fostered by decades of Grateful Deadhead tie-die U of O graduates/and card carrying commie profs now retiring baby-boomer types. Never a year goes by that someone doesn’t try to sue the police for something.
When college is back in session, the town looks forward to the riots and destruction caused by college brats who never had their butts whipped by their rich self absorbed parents. This is anarchist heaven, where one can find more anarchy groups who can’t figure out what to agree upon. Let’s not forget the anti-government types who form para-military groups and the environmentalists who worship the earth and everything wacked out and weird and tried to implement Agenda 21 with the help of the local power company.
Yes, Eugene in the summer time and all the time.
Your ideal progressive community.
August 8, 2013 at 12:36pm
“For those who have faith, no explanation in necessary;
but for those without faith, no explanation will suffice.”
July 4, 2013 at 6:23pm
I believe this was Fr. Mourad…based on that he was wearing a brown robe/cassock of the Franciscan
order…and he was bald, the ears, nose, and eyebrows look like the picture above….and the above
picture could have been from a few years ago…
At any rate, he is a martyr for the Faith and is now a saint.
This is the video.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnY_F9o3WR8 And to think..we have been receiving 10 thousand muslims per month plus tens of thousands by executive order and are most likely going to receive by executive order..70K of these Syrian Satanist heathen into the US..This is who the president and our illuninati government is backing..Is there really any question as to why they have brought and are bringing them here?..NSA is using US tax dollars to spy on private citizens and churches while the CIA has scrubbed anything offensive to muslims off the terror watch list. In Tennessee..Imams in Mosques are teaching that Jews and Christians are filthy and that it is okay to take their lives and their property by Jihad.. http://www.jihadwatch.org/2013/06/tennessee-imam-jews-and-christians-filthy-their-lives-and-property-can-be-taken-in-jihad-by-the-musl.html Just last April..46 senators voted to give away our second amendment rights to the UN..They were all dems with one IN.
May 30, 2013 at 7:23pm
Stupid teacher for assigning such a “topic” and appearing so trusting…
Idiot man for focusing on his manhood, and writing about his “true” feelings….
We get what we deserve as a country? What does that have to do with this? I don't feel like I deserve to have my constitution torn to shreds because of this guys generation -- the baby boomer generation. I don't feel like the country deserves it either because there are so many perverts and brainwashed 60's acid freaks in high positions of power.
Huh, stupid teacher? It was a totally normal assignment. The student was very inappropriate. If you can stand it, read his essay, it is a total come-on to the teacher.
May 25, 2013 at 12:09pm
When I was young, my cousins and I used to “make” our own UFO’s by gluing two pie plates together, (or gluing two Chinet papaer plates) and then take turns throwing them in the air like a Frizbee. Another one of us would take pictures with an old Polariod camera. The pics were always just blurry enough to make out something weird, but not enough to not make someone else think
that this wasn’t a UFO. Made for great fun on a boring summer day.
But on the other hand, I’ve seen strange things in the air flying around over 1000′a of feet up, that couldn’t be explained by physics or comparing pictures of military aircraft with it. Diabolic.
May 24, 2013 at 11:36am
“Thou shalt not tempt the Lord, thy God.”
I remember seeing an “Emergency” episode 35 years ago which dealt with this subject. The medical staff called in a pastor who talked with the parents about this very thing, and told them the above.
God can and does heal, but only on His terms, not ours. We have to be prudent and call upon the Holy Spirit to help us in such matters, along with tempered and learned priests and pastors who give spiritual direction. Being a “healer” via the Holy Spirit and or being a doctor via the medical knowledge one gains due to study and hard work, demands wisdom and HUMILITY, not pride.
A sad situation here, indeed.
May 24, 2013 at 10:55am
Why doesn’t some well-off resident, buy the tower from the city and then lease it back to them.
Then the owner can put as many crosses on the tower as he wants and mr. kill joy can just stop looking up.
May 23, 2013 at 12:02pm
Why doesn’t the Blaze ever cover the other religions’ leaders and what they say? How about an
imam, or a preacher, or a mormon bishop, etc. Why is it always the Catholics they try to
discredit or twist?
The Blaze has been the most pro-Catholic and pro-Pope Francis site so far.
I am with you. I do get tired of what seems to be a constant stream of Catholic stories. I am Catholic. I willingly chose to be Catholic. I don't fault other Christ-based religions. But I do continue to take offense when people tell me I am a cult member following a false prophet.
@DISMAYED VETERAN - As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka - Mormons) - I definitely feel your pain regarding people attempting to say I'm part of a cult and following a false prophet. Isn't it interesting that those who are the ones calling other religions 'cults' are usually the ones who are most insecure in their own beliefs (e.g. they never actually say what THEY believe, but rather simply demean what OTHERS believe).
@QUOVADIS - I guess with a new pope, it brings the same added attention to a religion as it does when a presidential candidate belongs to a religion. May I just say that I've never personally met a catholic that I didn't like!
P8, We Christian apologists are doing our job. "Preach the word; be urgent in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with all patience and teaching." 2 Tim 4:2.
That which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our eyes, that which we saw, and our hands touched, concerning the Word of life (and the life was revealed, and we have seen, and testify, and declare to you the life, the eternal life, which was with the Father, and was revealed to us); that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us. Yes, and our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son, Jesus Christ. And we write these things to you, that our joy may be fulfilled.
This is the message which we have heard from him and announce to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and don't tell the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we haven't sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 1 John 1:1-10.
See also Is 43:10
You have used a version of the Bible that has changed the gospel... sorry to break it to you.
John 1-10 states:
"1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
6 ¶There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not."
You are so confused its worrisome.
BTW - are you still too embarrassed to tell us what religion YOU belong to, or are you just going to demean everyone else's?
May 23, 2013 at 11:45am
No, Bronc already ate his share of paste and glue. That is why he has such fond memories of public school art activities. And thanks to Michelle, O and her influence over the public school lunch programs, the teachers will have to be locking up the glue, paste, paint, paper, science projects, etc. because the kids are hungrier and need to find something to eat to sustain them throught the day.
Oh, I forgot…..the schools don’t do art anymore….it is called playing on the computer for art class.
May 23, 2013 at 11:38am
Have a child in special education means $$$$$$ for the district. The more kids in special ed. the more federal money there is, which helps make up the deficts. Does this mean better service?
Heck no. In fact, the child may only get a token look-see, a bunch of testing, but no real intervention. Now there are so many “disorders” and “learning problems” on the lists, it doesn’t take much to have a child labeled as something. The district can hire more specialists which means higher salaried folks with degrees, more retirement and health benefits to pay, and on and on.