Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: They Would Not Come to the Feast!August 18, 2022
Rosaries Are Flying Off the Shelves After ‘The Atlantic’ article Suggests Link to ‘Extremism’, by Joe BukurasAugust 18, 2022
By Christopher Bedford, The Federalist, Aug. 18, 2022
We, on the other hand, must understand the battle we’re in and the weapons we have. The faithful don’t have the luxury of ignorance.
Cable news anger, Catholic umbrage, internet mockery, and even a host of memes — these are just some of the reactions to The Atlantic’s article calling Catholic rosary beads “an extremist symbol” now being used as “a weapon” by “radical-traditional Catholics.”
The backlash was so widespread, Atlantic editors moved to change the headline, alter the subheadline, and even delete the bullet-hole image they’d commissioned for the piece, replacing it with a simple Getty picture of the Catholic prayer beads. (Though none of these updates were noted by any editor’s note; a practice that’s in line with their editorial standards these days.)
Here’s the strange thing, however: The Atlantic’s boy-author is right. …
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