Bringing you the "Good News" of Jesus Christ and His Church While PROMOTING CATHOLIC Apologetic Support groups loyal to the Holy Father and Church's magisterium
Home About
What's New? Resources The Church Family Life Mass and
Ask A Catholic
Knowledge base
AskACatholic Disclaimer
Search the
AskACatholic Database
Donate and
Support our work
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
New Questions
Cool Catholic Videos
About Saints
Disciplines and Practices for distinct Church seasons
Purgatory and Indulgences
About the Holy Mass
About Mary
Searching and Confused
Contemplating becoming a Catholic or Coming home
Homosexual and Gender Issues
Life, Dating, and Family
No Salvation Outside the Church
Sacred Scripture
non-Catholic Cults
Justification and Salvation
The Pope and Papacy
The Sacraments
Relationships and Marriage situations
Specific people, organizations and events
Doctrine and Teachings
Specific Practices
Church Internals
Church History

Pico Nano wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • Is a religious priest (not a diocesan priest) allowed to keep gold jewelry?

I intend to give a religious priest a Rosary necklace made of gold but I am not sure if he is allowed to keep it.

Thank you.

Pico Nano

  { Is a religious priest (not a diocesan priest) allowed to keep gold jewelry? }

Eric replied:

Dear Pico,

No, they take a vow of poverty and are technically not allowed to own anything.

Giving such a valuable gift would put him in a difficult and awkward position, and indeed tempt him to violate his vows, so I'd recommend finding another way to express your appreciation.


Please report any and all typos or grammatical errors.
Suggestions for this web page and the web site can be sent to Mike Humphrey
© 2012 Panoramic Sites
The Early Church Fathers Church Fathers on the Primacy of Peter. The Early Church Fathers on the Catholic Church and the term Catholic. The Early Church Fathers on the importance of the Roman Catholic Church centered in Rome.