It started out simply enough—I was searching for a quick, easy rosary craft for my upcoming Little Flowers girls club meeting. Our saint of the month is the Blessed Virgin Mary and I thought a rosary craft would be perfect for the girls (all of them between the ages of 7-9). I went to Pinterest and typed the word “rosary” into the search box. I waited a minute for it to load, expecting to find a bunch of wonderful, wholesome, appropriate, Catholic ideas to choose from. How could a search for “rosary” yield anything else?
To my surprise and disappointment, I saw nothing at all that could help me plan a Little Flowers craft and SO many things that made me feel as though I should rush off to Confession just for having accidentally viewed them. There was image after image of scantily clad men and women holding and/or wearing rosaries. There were a few appropriate pictures of beautiful rosaries and a picture or two of the Blessed Mother but all interspersed between horribly offensive, sexually explicit photos of rosaries as costume jewelry or fashion accessories. To say I was appalled would be putting it WAY TOO LIGHTLY!
I was traumatized. Hurt. Disgusted.
Is nothing sacred anymore? Has this oversexed, immoral, self-serving, relativistic world we live in really gone so far off the deep end they cannot respect ANYTHING good and holy anymore? Am I the only one who thinks this is a big deal and a sign of something intrinsically evil at work?
So, first, I have sent a copy of this post (in the form of a letter of complaint) to the administrators of Pinterest and have asked them to remove every reference to the Rosary that does not reflect prayer and reverence. Second, I am sharing my experience here as a warning to good Catholics to be VERY careful what you search for at Pinterest. And, third I am asking for rosaries to be offered up for this world I am raising my children in.
I have heard the rosary is the best weapon we have to fight evil. So rather than using it to promote an agenda of sin, let’s use it for what it is intended- the prayer this world really, really needs!