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ASK FATHER: Priest’s cassocks with shoulder capes

From a reader… I was wondering if any secular/diocesan priest is allowed to wear a black mozzetta as part of their choir dress? I have seen pictures of some priests wearing a black mozzetta such as the Canons Regular of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Shoulder cape on cassocks for priests

From a priest: A priest in the olden days was permitted to wear such a shoulder cape (look at pics of St Don Bosco – [A founder of a religious order]) and it was built together as a simar cassock, … Continue reading

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¡VIVA LA SOTANA! A video about …

A reader sent me a a link to a video trailer for a Spanish language documentary about the cassock. Yes, the cassock. While the video struck me as being perhaps a little saccharin. I’ll give them a pass for being … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why don’t bishops wear cassocks?

From a reader: I am wondering why most modern bishops just wear a clerical suit?  Why do they very rarely wear the cassock with the proper color trim?  We almost never see eastern rite or even the orthodox out in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Prayers for putting on cassock, surplice

From a reader… QUAERITUR: While vesting for Mass, a member of the clergy (at least in the EF; the priests I know do it for OF too) will say a set of prayers as he is putting the different vestments … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Cassock, surplice, girls

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, Am I correct in saying that Cassock & Surplice is male attire and that girls should NOT wear it? And if this is the case why do people let it happen? I am taking over … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Deacon tried to intimidate me out of wearing the cassock.

From a priest reader: I recently spoke with the permanent deacon in our parish after he saw me hanging up my cassock after hearing confessions. He asked me, is the cassock again being proposed as normal attire for priests in the seminary? … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can a rector or bishop forbid seminarians or priests use of the cassock?

From a reader: In my diocese there are a small number of seminarians who wish to wear their cassock after their first year of study at the seminary. They have approached the bishop and rector about doing so, but both have refused to … Continue reading

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More on clerical garb, this time from the Secretary of State

Just recently I answered a question from a reader about clerical dress. This is just in from Andrea Tornielli of Vatican Insider: An internal circular signed by Cardinal Bertone invites all clerics working in the Holy See to wear black … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Are priests required to wear clerical dress at all times?

From a reader: Are preist required to wear them at all times? Im sure you’ve been asked this before. I’m a new reader I cant find the answer on your blog. I’ve tried for two months. Can you answer or … Continue reading

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