Besides sacramental liturgy and sacramentals, catechesis must take into account the forms of piety and popular devotions among the faithful. The religious sense of the Christian people has always found expression in various forms of piety surrounding the Churchs sacramental life, such as the veneration of relics, visits to sanctuaries, pilgrimages, processions, the stations of the cross, religious dances, the rosary, medals, etc. (Page 466)
Websters 21st Century Dictionary defines Veneration as respect deeply; WORSHIP; revere. My friend, we are commanded not to worship anything or anyone but God. You can call it what you want, respect, revere. How can one respect an inanimate object? No, it is WORSHIP.
The Word of God teaches that we are to put no worldly value on inanimate objects. We are told to put our value on those things that have eternal value. Nothing material will last., It will all burn up in the end.
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