But I would fight tooth and nail for all to have the right to choose whether to wear a cross or crucifix.
you have the Faith?
There is a danger that in all of this kerfuffle, we lose sight of what is at the core of our Faith; it is not publicly professing our faith by items of dress or adornment that is important, what we should be concerned about is how we give witness to the fact that we are Catholic by our actions, words and deeds.
Do we publicly make the prayer of Grace before meals? Abstain from meat on Fridays? Live the Catholic Faith in the workplace?
Those are some of the more public actions we can take that, arguably, will make more of an impact on our friends and colleagues than wearing a cross chain will do.
More privately, and for the sake of Our Lord, we may make more discreet actions and sacrifices.
Who will know? Who will be influenced by these private deeds?
Well, of course, Almighty God will and that is the most important factor of all.
Yesterday, while on a busy 3 day visit to London I found myself within walking distance of Tyburn and the convent chapel where an enclosed order of Benedictine nuns pray for 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year before the Blessed Sacrament.
Outside the frantic world of commerce and social activity scrabbles on in ignorance of what is taking place in that convent chapel.
Few are aware of the momentous activity within - but it is made even more momentous by its anonymity.