Friday, August 25, 2006
Pope in a business suit
OK, I know, he wasn't pope then, but you get the idea.
I don't want to scandalize anyone with this picture; and anyone who is going to attack the holy father over this, please do so elsewhere. No, I don't know why he was wearing a coat-and-tie, but I take the man for who and what he stands for today; and I see no reason to spin dark speculation about the successor of Peter.
That said--let's talk about the coat-and-tie-on-a-priest thing.
When -- if ever -- would you say its okay? How bad is it? What do you think? (Food for thought: it used to be the case that in some places, a priest couldn't appear in public in clerical attire. Mexico at one time, and Turkey, if memory serves.)
Biretta-tip: Signore Rocco Palmo, who whispers in the loggia.