Skip to comments.Retirement home bans seniors from praying the Rosary
Posted on 07/17/2012 9:10:55 AM PDT by dragonblustar
Brook Village Retirement Home in North Providence has banned a small group of residents from praying the Rosary in the common area after one resident complained.
Residents tell WPROS John DePetro that a group would gather every Monday in the community room at 11:30 a.m. and watch The Holy Rosary with Mother Angelica and the Nuns of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, on the Catholic television network. During the program the group would pray aloud.
According to the residents, property manager Carol Conti told the group they could no longer pray aloud in the common space after a resident complained. John DePetro attempted to speak with Conti but she refused to comment.
(Excerpt) Read more at 630wpro.com ...
The politics that go on in a retirement home can be quite contentious.
If they allow other small groups to congregate in the common room for ANY purpose, then they must allow this group to meet. Anyone who doesn’t like it can go to their own room and close the door so they don’t hear it. They are not a captive audience.
Does living in a nursing home trump the First Amendment right to freedom of religion and the “free exercise thereof”? Just because one ungodly sorehead complains does not mean that the rest need to give up this right. If so, churches should establish their own nursing homes.
I’m not going to damn the nursing home director just yet. She got a complaint and said they could not pray aloud. Implicit in this is that they could pray in the common room and watch the show quietly. Perhaps she could have found another room with a TV for them to use and perhaps the person who complained is an old crank who should have been ignored, but I’m not going to assign bad motives to the director unless I see more.
Interesting...since these people sell the idea the facility is their “home”. I guess all bets are off when they sign the admission agreement.
One has no First Amendment right to exercise their religion in a nursing home. The Bill of Rights applies only to the government.
The nursing home has no legal obligation to do that.
OMG!! ONE PERSON COMPLAINED?????
The Rosary is a powerful prayer and meditation on the major events in the life of Jesus. It’s a wonder it does not offend, if not frighten, more people in today’s world.
2072 Smith St
North Providence, Rhode Island, USA
David Arone, CRSC. MAINT
Social and recreational
Emergency call system
Retirement Homes & Senior Housing
An assisted living facility may be a good choice if you dont need the round-the-clock medical care and supervision of a nursing home. Some facilities provide minor help with medications as well. Each state licensing agency has its own definition of the term it uses to describe assisted living. A place in a retirement home can be paid for on a rental basis, like an apartment, or can be bought in perpetuity on the same basis as a condominium. Assisted living is a philosophy of care and services promoting independence and dignity. An assisted living facility may be a good choice if you dont need the round-the-clock medical care and supervision of a nursing home. Retirement homes are privately owned rental accommodations for seniors who are able to manage and pay for their own care. The housing is friendlier to older adults, more compact, with easier navigation and assistance in outside maintenance. Assisted Living communities are regulated and licensed at the US state level. A retirement home is a multi-residence housing facility intended for senior citizens. Senior Housing - find independent and assisted living facilities, nursing homes, retirement communities, and other elderly care. The housing is friendlier to older adults, more compact, with easier navigation and assistance in outside maintenance. Generally, retirement homes are designed for seniors who need minimal to moderate support with their daily living activities.
Correct me if i’m wrong. In NM seniors PAY for their retirement home room and amenities. My relative had to sign over all his SS benefit to the nursing home plus family members had to cough up the 100 or so dollar a month shortfall in their rates since SS wasn’t enough. So how do the nursing home with residents paying for their room and food and being able to use the rec room for TV, card games etc. then ban paying customers from any activity that can’t be deemed harmfull to residents ?
The person that dislike it can make other plans. Just like the people that dislike bingo, crafts, etc.
They don’t have to but it’s a hell of a thing to allow it one minute then take it away. These people are in their final years, they should be allowed to pray.
It would be nice if the joint had a chapel, which could be regularly reserved for the rosary and for protesters to reserve for their prayers.
It sounds like it is a space use problem caused by an all round disregard for religion, period.
I’m not sure how they are run other than they are extremely expensive.
Other than that it’s nice to know Jon D is on the air some place.
Probably someone who wants to watch something else on the TV.
The youtube link is viable. I cannot hear it, though, computer problems on my end.
The links in the header lead to “article not found”.
How long ago was this article by Dee Deuatro posted at WPRO Newstalk? Was it there once? Or did you hear it mentioned on air?
This could matter a bit. For if it wasn’t on the radio station’s site as an article...then maybe some gentle folk could persuade them into doing some follow-up.
If they yanked something they had there, then that might tell us something, too, even as one should be cautious about leaping to conclusions.
I could not find contact info that would go direct to
I do need to know if the radio station once had an item entitled; Retirement home bans seniors from praying the Rosary, before I would try to contact them, myself.
Can you help me out here?
I was praying for my uncle in intentions and the world(also the emergency room) as that pray goes. We were there for hours.
A head nurse came up later she was going to kick me out but asked the others. They noticed since I was praying all the acrimony has stopped that was there just hours ago on a normal crazy saturday. She asked me to keep praying. I almost fell off the chair they gave me. I was expecting to fight for my right.
With that being said.
I want to pray for these at the Nursing home.
Please join in if you understand this type of pray. Thanks.
Eternal Father we through the blood loose and bind these oppressive spirits that are causing this issue. Go forth ministering spirits in Jesus's name to protect this christian witness of the faith for all who oppose you. That they too will know you as a true child of God.
Amen=So be It!!
I’m waiting for someone to post that it’s a Catholic nursing home. But I don’t think it is - not a religious name.
Get ir right. The First Amendment applies to the government stifling free speech. Don’t make the same communications mistakes the liberal progressives. We need to control the message by communicating it correctly.
Are you on one of Obnama’s Obamacare execution committees? You are exhibiting the same kind of discernment they will.
Perhaps she could have found another room with a TV for them to use and perhaps the person who complained is an old crank who should have been ignored, but Im not going to assign bad motives to the director unless I see more.
Usually the nursing homes have more than one room to meet. We used to do a bible study for some of the nursing home residents and we were assigned the room where they would have mass on Sundays and preachers for others.
The Activities Director (a job I held for many years) has that responsibility. I do not pray the Rosary myself, but I always scheduled an hour a week for the “Rosary group”. A Volunteer from the local Catholic Church would come in and lead the group in prayer. I also had a Bible Study once a week, and Oneg Shabbat for our Jewish Residents. I had one Jehovah Witness lady who attended all three religious programs every week. She loved them.
The ones ones who did not want to participate were under no obligation to do so.
Call Thomas More Law Center. They cannot do this to these people.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.