I have nightmares like this

Vincenzo is up to his old tricks again, with some flotsam from The Crescat.

O Lord….


I have nightmares like this. 


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  1. laura says:

    Dang it, I hate it when all the good vestments are at the cleaners!

  2. Allan Potts says:

    I didn’t realize that some priests say mass in their pajamas, next time he should set his alarm earlier, and dress properly.

  3. That is a picture of what PURGATORY looks like …

    HELL would be the same vestments but the Ordinary Form of the Roman Missal with Sister Bunny Marie wearing an alb and scarf, with female dancers holding incense pots and the choir singing Kumbaya.

  4. mike says:

    I find this pic, in the context of a depiction of Mass, kinda creepy. I understand when we show the real (unfortunate) thing but to manufacture the image… Same gut reaction I get to American flag beach towels etc.


  5. Father Bartoloma says:

    Somehow, it doesn’t look as intolerable when the Mass is ad orientem.

  6. elizabeth mckernan says:

    The odd one out looks like a much travelled suitcase!

  7. Patrick says:

    This looks like something that should be added to the list of things that won’t happen in 2008, on Hermeneutic of Continuity!

  8. last time we have a mass at an opening of K Mart!

  9. mike conlon says:

    E-w-w-w-w! Brown clashes with the gold. Send that cretin back to Good Taste 101 at St. Flamer’s seminary.

  10. Tim Ferguson says:

    Unfortunately, the deacon misunderstood the memo stating that it would be a “High Mass” and called up his old friend from his college dorm before vesting.

  11. Henry Edwards says:

    Serves this high Anglican parish right for not only inviting a Catholic priest to visit and serve as deacon, but letting him bring his own vestment.

  12. RichR says:

    Is this the “gravitational pull” of the OF on the EF that Fr. Z talks about? ;-)

  13. anna says:

    ahhhh…..so THAT’S how the ordinary rite is supposed to enrichen the extraordinary rite! Now we know.

  14. Dan Soderlund says:

    It looks like he might be missing a few of the secular advertisers – where’s
    the rainbow flag touting gay rights – I question the man’s inclusiveness…

    How long can this be allowed to continue?

  15. Reader says:

    In other news, the Vatican, it turns out, will issue a clarifying document:


  16. Br. Andrew says:

    What is the problem with that picture? It appears the other two do not match with the lovely brown one.

    /sarcasm off

    Andrew, OP

  17. Brian Day says:

    Fr Z,

    No, your nightmare would be when your chasuble looked like the “vestment” on the right.

  18. Bart Simpson says:

    Are those Skateboard LOGOS??

    He’s COOOOOL!!!

  19. So, people are objecting to the ‘Gothic’ chasuble on the celebrant, yeah? ;)

  20. John says:

    This is a photoshopped picture isn’t it? I thought so when I first saw it, but after reading the comments, I’m not sure anymore…


  21. catholiclady says:

    Reminds me of a hat I saw at a craft fair once made of beer can labels.

  22. Dave says:

    That vestment reminds me of an abandoned car in my neighborhood growing up, all full of bumper stickers. I believed my brothers when they told me the bumper stickers were to meep the car from falling apart.

  23. Matthew Mattingly says:

    That’s really a sick looking dalmatic, if it’s not a joke.
    But sadly I do know that there are places where you can get wacko vestments like this. UNfortunatly some priests (mostly past 60….the aging hippies of the Vatican II crowd) are the ones who go in for this.
    I often wonder where the Roman Catholic Church got all this nonsense. Then I found by accident a website of the infamous Episcopal Church (USA) with pictures of the same type of junk…and worse.
    Then it all came together. I know that the Roman Catholic Church discarded the Tridentine Latin Mass at Vatican II to be more like other Christian churches, so it only follows that at least in the USA, over the years we would copy all the weird stuff.

  24. Neil Mulholland says:

    Looks very much like a Photoshop job – note the edges of the Dalmatic in question – just a little too sharply defined….

  25. Jim says:

    Irony, chaps….Irony

  26. Beth V. says:

    To John and Neil:

    Do you really think this is photoshopped? Nah, Vincenzo would never stoop to anything as naughty as that! :.)

  27. Did people really not read the text of the top entry?

  28. Derik Castillo says:

    This would look lovely in a camping-site-Mass
    with a cardboard box for altar table.

  29. Fr Renzo di Lorenzo says:

    Just goes to show how good Vincenzo is at what he does.

  30. Cristhian says:

    LOL, i don’t have more words to say. Just LOL!

  31. Richard says:

    Anna said it best!

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