15 December 2010

The Soutane

I saw this poster on another site and thought it stated things reasonably well--though I would change the caption to "1) meh; 2) eh; 3) all right then".

Thanks to KC, this update-- if you see a cleric dressed like this, run.


Anonymous said...

This is the most honest and forthright I think you've ever been when it comes to what you actually believe is important when it come to our faith. Thank you.

Kansas Catholic said...

I like it too, but it needs a "Not Good" category for street clothes that one sees too often.

thetimman said...


Irony. Meter. Off. The. Charts!

Long-Skirts said...


The power of the cassock
Is to lure
Like fishermen
To nets secure.

The power of the cassock
Ebony shine
A hull of hues
On deck Divine.

The power of the cassock
Anchors the man
Dead to the world
In his sea-span.

The power of the cassock
Weighted strength
Before the mast
It's linen length.

The power of the cassock
Sails your soul
To greater depths
From shallow shoal.

The power of the cassock
Captains' pure
The fishermen
Our land-locked cure.

Anonymous said...

When did David Hasselhoff become a non-collar wearing priest?

I'm so confused. . .

Oh, and the word verfication for this post was 'Anons'. Seriously.

Anonymous said...

oh I think (sadly) that last one is my pastor.

Latinmassgirl said...


Especially if he is driving a blue sport car . . . It REALLY was a sport car - really.

Anonymous said...

The first response in this string forces the clarification that wearing of the gender-appropriate habit and/or veil is more important now than it ever was before, even during those centuries when the habit was required everywhere and at all times by clergy and Religious. What is most important, however, is to recognize that when one is talking about the utter necessity of religious/clerical garb today, one is not talking about clothing! Yes, one is indeed talking about the literal clothing of a veil, a tunic or other garment of a certain color, a collar for some, but the discussion is really all about what that clothing represents, what it calls its wearers and its observers to, what it announces, how it guides the life of its wearers, how it proclaims Jesus Christ and the presence of His Church wherever it is seen; how it evinces an awareness (and perhaps even appreciation) for consecration to God and on and on and on and on and on.........................................................

Wake up Anonymous poster 15 December 8:54.

Anonymous said...

Monsignor McCool. Happy Advent dude.

long pants said...

"It's all about the clothes." Was that Francis or Jesus?

thetimman said...

I think it was Jesus, who showed some positive effects of the clothes:

[27] When she had heard of Jesus, came in the crowd behind him, and touched his garment. [28] For she said: If I shall touch but his garment, I shall be whole. [29] And forthwith the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the evil. [30] And immediately Jesus knowing in himself the virtue that had proceeded from him, turning to the multitude, said: Who hath touched my garments?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Tim, that's not proof-texting at all.

Athelstane said...

"Thanks to KC, this update-- if you see a cleric dressed like this, run."

And run fast.

Anonymous said...

Please, if you would be so kind, take a moment to pray for those of us who would *like* to run, but have nowhere else they can reasonably run *to*.
rural Catholic

Anonymous said...

I think it's a good idea for today's nuns and piests to hear us express our disapproval when their dress is inappropriate. Somehow the Sisters in lay clothes established some silent RULE years ago that whereas they could continue to torment their habited or veiled counterparts into "loosening up" by wearing lay clothes, it was altogether forbidden to express dissatisfaction with the non-habited ones. To that, I now cry "Foul!" Speak up and let them know. I continue to state that no sign of all that has gone wrong in the Church in the past 45 years is on the mark as accurately as is the HATED symbol of the nun in lay clothes!

Anonymous said...

I think there are several symbols,that good Catholics have come to hate because they represent what has gone afoul in our Church for 45 years or so now. They include: 1) the nun in lay clothes; 2) the guitar; 3) earthenware chalices, ciboria, and other altar vessels; 4) a "Closed" or "For Sale" sign in front of one of our beloved schools or churches.
What do others think?

Anonymous said...

I also love the look of the full religious habit for Religious order priests. The Benedictines at the Priory are so regal in their black habits, the Dominicans in their striking black-and-white "Cadillac of all habits" when they're dressed up, the Canons in their unique shade of blue, and of course, who can talk about beautiful religious habits without swerving outsideof the priesthood to include the enchanting habit of the Pink Sisters?

Anonymous said...

I agree with "Anonymous 20Dec 5:09" that we Catholics hate the closing of our parishes and schools and we hate the picture of a Sister in lay garb. And we strongly dislike the other items mentioned too.