Tag Archives: cassock

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? Of … 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 grant … 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 cassocks or … 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 refer me … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Altar girls dressed as clerics. What to say?

From a reader:
What would be a proper response to a priest who not only allows his female altar servers to wear the black cassock and white surplice, but also tells the parishioners that it is perfectly acceptable to do so?
It … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: seminarians and clerical dress and WDTPRS POLL

From a seminarian:
I’m wondering, I seem to remember hearing about a letter or something where Pope Benedict asked seminarians to wear clericals when going to audiences or something… I believe this was in reference to his visit to the US … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can a priest wear a Cross around his neck?

From a seminarian:

I am currently a Seminarian and still have 5 years ahead of me until, God willing, ordination. I personally feel a priest should always wear his clericals if not also a cassock, I plan to be in collar … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What should members of a chant group wear?

From a reader:
I am a member of a men’s Gregorian chant group, and recently a local priest whose parish we were singing at voiced reservations about our uniform (black cassock and white surplice).  He preferred we not look like a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Permanent deacons and the Roman collar.

I have had a number of questions from permanent deacons about the use of clerical dress, either in a liturgical setting or as street clothing.
After consulting a trustworthy canonist, I will respond to them all here.
In 2009, the USCCB (the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: shirt collar showing over cassock collar

From a reader:
Should altar servers (who wear cassocks) have “street clothes”
sticking up over the collar of their cassock?
I would argue that according to GIRM 336 that if clothes must be covered when wearing an alb, then it would follow that … Continue reading

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