In an article by David Hass over at GIAMusic.com, "A Contemporary Praying of the Rosary, Reflecting upon the Mysteries of Discipleship," we learn there's yet another new rosary in town: "The Rosary with St. Jamesis an alternative way of praying the rosary (individually or in groups) that combines the repetitive and contemplative aspects of praying the rosary with the message that Christ's disciple James preached-the message that “faith without works is dead.”
The rhythm, the structure of the five decades, and other aspects of the more traditional praying of the rosary are the same.
This rosary uses David's Mysteries of Discipleship:
- The First Mystery: To Serve the Poor
- The Second Mystery: To Serve Those Who Experience Discrimination and Hatred
- The Third Mystery: To Serve the Cause of Peace
- The Fourth Mystery: To Serve the Young and the Fearful
- The Fifth Mystery: To Serve the Suffering and the Dying
REMNANT COMMENT: Okay, this is just so offensive to me as a practicing Catholic. The Rosary is a sacred prayer of my religion, given to us by heavenly hands. Why is it okay for this guy Haas to make it into his personal plaything, edited and personalized according to his whim? Would he do this to the prayers of the Koran? The Torah? Why is it always open season on the sacred beliefs, rituals, prayers and holy books of Catholics?
Well, so it goes. At the end of the day, is anyone still paying attention to these silly neo-Catholics and their self-promoting exercises in novelty, other than the little old ladies and gay men who present and organize this tripe at the parish level?
Honestly, Mr. Haas, give it a rest. I'm sure your wife loves your stuff, but the rest of us are just curious to know what you're smoking.