English bishops to relax the dress code

Friday, 27 July 2018

English bishops to relax the dress code

In view of the extreme temperatures in London – “nearly as high as the last time it was this hot” – the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have agreed that priests may relax their dress code – cassocks, chasubles, socks, whatever – for Mass this weekend.rainbow leotard

A Jesuit priest models a rainbow leotard.

“If the Marylebone Cricket Club can do it, then why not us?” explained Cardinal Vincent Nichols, as he rummaged through his wardrobe for a scarlet mankini. “We take our faith nearly as seriously as those cricket fans.”

However, there are limits on what priests will be allowed to wear on “Scorcher Sunday.” A request from the archbishop of Great Tobin that he could wear a see-through nighty-nighty was turned down.

dancing priest

Maintaining standards. This priest insists on wearing full dress when he dances.

To get a wider view of the issue, we asked the American bishops their views on stripping off in hot weather. Farrell, Wuerl, Tobin and Cupich were unanimous: “We prefer to cover things up.” What can they mean?

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One comment on “English bishops to relax the dress code

  1. Hopefully, we can all get together on calling for a moratorium on rainbow leotards for clergy before they catch on.

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