Tag Archives: cassock

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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QUAERITUR: Can instituted acolytes wear the biretta?

From a reader:
I am trying to determine who may wear the biretta during Mass.
It is clear that clergy (deacons, priests & bishops) wear the biretta.
Seminarians also wear the biretta, though I have not found any specific provision for this use.
My … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: mixed choir in cassock and surplice

From a reader:
Perhaps you have already addressed this question somewhere, but as a choir director myself, I was bothered by something I saw on Corpus Christi. In the midst of a trip away from home, I was worshiping at a large … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: the obligation of priests to dress as priests in public

From a reader:
In my former parish, the pastor wears his collar only during "business hours" (he gave a class in his jeans) and very rarely off parish grounds. I suggested that wearing his clerics around the town (we live in … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can a seminarian use an amice?

From a seminarian:
Just a question: Is it permissible for those candidates to be installed as acolytes during their seminary formation, in addition to the alb and cincture, allowed to wear an amice?
 
Of course it is.  And it really must be … Continue reading

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