The irreligious will find it “kinda weird” as Insty headlines what has turned into a commenter marathon on supernatural religion. And I suppose it is, up to a point.
But Catholics aren’t the only ones who do this. Jews, too, venerate the objects touched/used by famous rabbis, pilgrimage to their graves and pray there. Including the Kotel (the western wall of the Temple Mount) where the old joke is that prayer is a local call.
A joke that’s passing on now that fewer understand what a “local call” is.