Tuesday, November 20, 2012
woof woof woof
The Code of Canon Law states that “clerics must wear decorous ecclesiastical vestments” in line with the laws that bind the various bishops’ conferences. The Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) established that “the clergy has to wear a cassock or dog collar,” meaning black or grey vestments and a white dog collar.
Hmmm... dog collar? Really? That is the best we can do in "official" terminology?
After spending most of my ministry trying to stop lay folk (and too dang many Pastors) from calling them "robes" instead of vestments, now we find voices within the church calling the clerical collar the "dog collar"????
Kinda makes you want to, well, it's too early for a stiff drink...
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