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By Diogenes (articles ) | Nov 17, 2008

For the 2nd time in just over a year-- or should I say barely over a year-- a Catholic priest is in legal trouble for appearing naked in public. Is this the beginning of an ominous trend? And if it is, who should be more concerned: the naturists who see an unacceptable government restraint on citizens' right to enjoy good weather, or the traditionalists who cling obstinately to the view that priests should behave with dignity, and dignified people wear clothes?

You may recall the case of Father Whipkey, the Colorado priest who eschewed clothing for outdoor exercise because he perspires freely. 

Now from Australia comes the case of Father Wieslaw Pawlowski, who told the court that he needed plenty of sunshine to heal burn-scarred skin on his back. But it wasn't the sight of the priest's back to which the neighbors objected. Father Pawlowski claimed that he was wearing a G-string. Whether that would have reassured the neighbors is a moot point, because the court concluded that he was in the altogether.

Why hadn't Father Whipkey heard about the miracle-fiber garments that wick away perspiration? Why hadn't Father Pawlowski heard of tanning salons? What are they teaching in seminaries these days?

 

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