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Philippine bishop emphasizes: priests should wear clerical garb

September 12, 2011

A Philippine bishop is emphasizing the obligation of priests to wear clerical garb in public.

“The Church is insistent that her ordained ministers wear the ecclesiastical garb,” said Bishop Leonardo Medroso of Tagbilaran. “His [priestly] life, his behavior, his prayer life, his decorum, his language … all of them have to communicate and articulate the reality of the priesthood.”


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  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Sep. 13, 2011 6:02 PM ET USA

    I still can't get used to priests in clerical garb with chunky gold or gem-stoned rings, or out of garb, wearing gold bracelets. Who are they adorning themselves for? Or, are they "just into themselves" as someone speculated?

  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Sep. 13, 2011 6:19 AM ET USA

    In a related happening: I grew up around sisters in habits, but can't remember the last time I actually saw a nun out in public in a full habit until last week in a store when I saw a nun in a beautiful full habit. It nearly took my breath away she was so beautiful and holy looking. I wish my grandchildren had been with me to see her.