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Rosary violates Nebraska school's dress code

Catholic World News - October 04, 2011

A Nebraska elementary school has ruled that a 6th-grade girl will not be allowed to wear a Rosary around her neck, because the beads are identified as a gang symbol.

Father Joseph Taphorn, the chancellor of the Omaha archdiocese, commented: “I don’t think Christians should have to forfeit what is the symbol for the love of Christ because a few people want to misuse that symbol.”

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  • Posted by: Wild Bill - Oct. 04, 2011 4:27 PM ET USA

    Father Taphorn, with respect, when was the rosary ever a proper article of common dress?

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