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Omaha Steve

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Fri Oct 29, 2021, 07:48 AM Oct 2021

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I assume Biden does not "wear" a rosary, he carries one. Irish_Dem Oct 2021 #1
According to a couple of places he wears Beau's rosary beads around his wrist rpannier Oct 2021 #2
Ok thanks, I stand corrected. Irish_Dem Oct 2021 #3
I was raised Irish Catholic too. Hangingon Oct 2021 #4
Right, the nuns and my parents would never have allowed it. Irish_Dem Oct 2021 #6
Well, now we know Bayard Oct 2021 #5
Don't trust the media sarisataka Oct 2021 #7

Irish_Dem

(46,648 posts)
1. I assume Biden does not "wear" a rosary, he carries one.
Fri Oct 29, 2021, 08:15 AM
Oct 2021

I was raised Irish Catholic like Biden, and wearing a rosary like a fashion accessory around neck or arm was considered blasphemous.
He probably carries a rosary in his pocket?

rpannier

(24,328 posts)
2. According to a couple of places he wears Beau's rosary beads around his wrist
Fri Oct 29, 2021, 09:07 AM
Oct 2021

From Good Morning America, 2017
Joe Biden on wearing Beau's rosary beads: It's my connection to him
Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, open up on Megyn Kelly TODAY about the significance of Joe wearing his late son Beau's rosary beads around his wrist, the difficult moment they got to say goodbye to Beau

Barrons
Around his left wrist he often sports a rosary from the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico that his son Beau was wearing the day he died of brain cancer in 2015.

Irish_Dem

(46,648 posts)
3. Ok thanks, I stand corrected.
Fri Oct 29, 2021, 09:11 AM
Oct 2021

It's usually not done, but in Biden's case I fully understand why it is important for him to do this.
If it helps him in the grieving process, I am all for it.

Hangingon

(3,071 posts)
4. I was raised Irish Catholic too.
Fri Oct 29, 2021, 10:30 AM
Oct 2021

Wearing a rosary would never pass the nuns taught me. Never saw a Jesuit wear one either. I looked at the catechism and it does not appear to be forbidden. Still Not something I would do. And they do not belong on rear view mirrors. That’s more foxtail than faith.

Irish_Dem

(46,648 posts)
6. Right, the nuns and my parents would never have allowed it.
Fri Oct 29, 2021, 11:02 AM
Oct 2021

When I was quite young, I put a rosary around my neck and my mother had some words with me about it.
These are holy, blessed beads, not jewelry.

Bayard

(22,014 posts)
5. Well, now we know
Fri Oct 29, 2021, 10:59 AM
Oct 2021

Those saucy feather boa hats are called, "halberds."

Such a relief to know our president will not embarrass us now.

sarisataka

(18,505 posts)
7. Don't trust the media
Fri Oct 29, 2021, 12:57 PM
Oct 2021

To always get esoteric details correct.

The helmet is a called a morion and the feathers are a plume.

The halberd is the big ass pole axe they carry. As a side note, the halberds are functional weapons and the Swiss Guard does train to use them.

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