"Since the beginning, rosary beads have been a symbol of rebellion."
"Mark Miller is a Catholic theologian and an associate professor of systematic theology at the University of San Francisco. “I’m totally not against people wearing rosaries for fashion,” he says. “I don’t know that I would quite go so far as to say it’s heretical. But the [type of] heresy [it’s related to] is called pelagianism. It’s named after Pelagius, who was born around 360 AD... Pelagianism is connected to wearing the rosary or doing various other things for protection. And the thought is that you have a certain type of control over grace; a kind of control over God. It makes grace no longer a free gift, which it is supposed to be.”