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NEW EDITION: Directory for the Ministry and the Life of Priests – An Item of Interest

After some years of waiting, the next, new edition of the Directory for the Ministry and the Life of Priests has been issued by the Congregation of Clergy, which is now under the direction of His Eminence Beniamino Card. Stella. … 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 public … 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: 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: 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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