My wife and I are both 100% Italian. We are also both Catholic. Growing up, I had a silver necklace with a cornetto (Italian horn), which is the Italian’s good luck charm. Now, I’ve never believed in good luck or superstition at all, I find it silly and offensive to God. However, my wife was sort of superstitious person growing up and I’ve been able to convince her that “knocking on wood” is a sin. I do not believe for her it would be mortal, since I don’t believe she truly believes it actually works, but rather it was just some stupid thing she got accustomed to over the year, and thus reduced her culpability. That said, we both (her more so than I) like our Italian heritage, the food, the family, and so on. We want to carry on traditions that have been part of her family and mine for generations. So as part of that, she wanted for her birthday a cornetto with a silver chain. So I bought one for her. Now I’m starting to think I shouldn’t have done that even if she does not believe in any “superstitious” powers that it has.
Is it okay that she has and wears the cornetto as an Italian symbol and remembrance of her Italian heritage if there is no attachment to the superstition involved?