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Catholic Word of the Day: CLERICAL DRESS, 09-08-12
| Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
Posted on 09/08/2012 1:06:38 PM PDT by Salvation
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The normal distinctive ecclesiastical garb of Catholic priests in the Western Church is a black cassock indoors and a clerical collar and suit for outdoors. In some countries this varies somewhat, but the Church's legislation about priests wearing a garb that distinguishes them from the laity is mandatory. The Catholic Eastern clergy in Western countries follow the pattern of the place where they reside. In other places they may wear a black gown, turban, and similar characteristic dress.
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**the Church's legislation about priests wearing a garb that distinguishes them from the laity is mandatory.**
posted on 09/08/2012 1:06:42 PM PDT
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posted on 09/08/2012 1:09:09 PM PDT
("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
It's rare to see a priest in cassock these days. However, we have had several curates in my parish who still wear them. Needless to say, these priests are dyed-in-the-wool conservatives.
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posted on 09/08/2012 1:59:18 PM PDT
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