Tag Archives: Roman collar

“The ‘uniform’ clued her in to what was happening.”

From a reader: I wanted to let you know of something beautiful that happened just before my mother Alice passed away three weeks ago.  [Let us all pray for Alice and her family.  “Eternal rest grant…”] Suffice it to say … Continue reading

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More “tactical clerical” attire

You clerics out there might recall that I have been making, or having made, tactical clerical shirts by adapting 5.11 uniform shirts.  HERE and, amusingly and most recently, HERE. Fathers, you are clerics and officers of the Church Militant.  Stay … Continue reading

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Permanent Deacons and clerical attire

I have written before on the topic of the use of the Roman collar by permanent deacons.  HERE I saw that the weekly newspaper of the Diocese of Madison (where I usually am when not on the road) has a … 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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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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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