8 March 2006

Let’s play dress-up!

BF referred me to the site Whispers in the Loggia a little while ago. It’s a kind of gossip column about al things Vatican. It’s like reading Army Archerd crossed with Vatican Radio (or some such thing).

But Rocco refers us to a site where you can dress-up a priest in garbs liturgical.

Here’s the lede:

“A website for children has proved popular in an unexpected quarter. It is designed to allow the user to decide what a priest will wear and seems to have taken off in a big way among Anglo-Catholic priests in the Church of England.”

If you find this surprising, you haven’t been paying attention.

Maybe, though, in the deigning of Providence, it’ll encourage more Anglo-Catholics to swim the Tiber. As if the dressiness isn’t enough incentive, a senior post at ICEL should seal the deal.

One senior high church cleric said that it’s important to remind the “children” (and, ostensibly, high Anglican clerics as well) that “Priesthood is much more than dressing up.”

That is the most heterodox thing I’ve ever heard. What an insult.

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