[quote="mullenpm, post:18, topic:193710"]
AugustKnight, wearing a rosary around one's neck has nothing to do with a parish. It has everything to do with superstition, as poster Choy implied.
Another poster said that she saw "older" people wearing them, which I question.
I am from pre-Vatican II and I can bet you will not find any CATHOLIC from my generation wearing a rosary around the neck. The older (whatever that means) people she said she saw would be after V2, when everything went astray.
But this thread is not about all the mis-interpretations of V2; it is about irreverence to the Rosary of Our Blessed Virgin Mary.
Please do not wear it around your neck or hang it from the rear view mirror. Keep it in your pocket or purse. Why is that so difficult to understand? Have some respect for a Sacramental of the Catholic Church:confused:
I don't wear one around my neck, nor do I have one on my rearview mirror. It just doesn't bother me if people do. All the sources I've looked at say it is okay to wear them. I'll google the superstition thing and the gang thing and see what I find. If the Church does discourage this then please show me where so I can point to it when people ask.
BTW, I know a protestant that has rosary beads hanging from her rearview mirror, because she didn't want to hurt her Catholic friend's feelings. Perhaps I should persuade her to give them to me?