BTW, the only thing good I will say about this picture and the others on Patheos is that at least they are not afraid to be seen wearing their 'clerics' in the public
Where to begin?
I gather the source of scandal is the notion of a woman wearing a clerical collar (rather than the concept of her wearing a tasteful black dress to go with it.)
Well, this isn’t really anything new. A lot of Protestant ministers, some of them women, wear the classic “tab” collar. They’ve been doing it for years.
|Just your average Joe Deacon|
It’s becoming so common, in fact, that most suppliers of clergy apparel now cater to both men and women.Yet another aspect of the scandal is that the faithful, who again are not taught the faith of Our Fathers to any meaningful extent now see women prancing about in clerics fostering more indifferntism. Yes women wearing clerical garb is a scandal because it is not proper to them be they lay or "ordained" by heretics who have no authority themselves(which they are because calling them ministers is only a feel good, non confrontational way of perpetuating insanity). Just because it is the thing for Protestants to do now in ordaining women doesn't mean we are silent on the issue. JPII, when the episcopalians "ordained" the active same sex attracted guy cut off all talks with the Anglicans (one of the few things I applaud him for btw). But to some there would be no scandal there because, hey, their protestants thats what they do, so lets let bi-gones be bi-gones. Cowards, they mock Christ and call themselves Christians, and you are content giving them that title. And another thing why is a deacon of the Church wasting his time searchig for such things.... what about the so called new evangelization?
This led me on a fascinating Google search I never thought I’d undertake: “Clergy shirts for women.”
People who are upset about that image at the top of this post are falling prey to a manufactured outrage that isn’t really all that outrageous—and the issue is older than some realize. The simple fact is: it’s not uncommon for non-Catholic ministers to dress like Catholic clergy. It’s just that now, a growing number of those ministers are women.So in other-words the Deacon has fallen, himself, prey to complacency. And complacency breeds contempt, especially for those that dont just take a ho-hum approach to those that have chosen to separate themselves from Christ. That this issue is not brought up today is outrageous because their is no zeal to call out confusers of truth. When they dress as they do they cause scandal because their is no distinction between those with true authority and those that are self-appointed buffoons of error.
Lest we forget: nearly 70 years ago, David Niven was depicted as an Episcopal bishop with both the tab collar and—spoiler alert— a wife.
It’s also worth noting that the clerical collar itself is a relatively modern invention. In fact, its roots aren’t even Catholic. Wikipedia points out:
Which makes me wonder more why Catholic clerics give their assent to such things. The Roman Cassock is the clerical garb of the Church from time immemorial yet you will hardly ever see it worn by a cleric in the confines of the Church or in public because they worry that they will be perceived as being clerical and not friendly. Take for instance my own archdiocese. One priest wished to wear a cassock and was called into the Bishops office for having had the gull to do so, when the USCCB made specific allowances (theres double speak for you) so priests that chose to do so would not be persecuted as being clericalists. When in reality most priests in this diocese will not be caught dead in public wearing their clerics and even sneer at those that do. Give witness to the faith not just in the actions and thoughts but in the way you look because then the world will know you stick out like a sore thumb to them calling them to something greater than yourselves, the office you hold
Also, why are so many Fathers in the faith removing their Fr. status from their Facebook pages? Is this tryng to prevent clericalism or more liberal pandering to a world devoid of fathers to begin with?
Dear Average Joe Deacon Kandra dont be complacent with this but give testimony to the true scandal that it is!!
|Look at that lace! What a Clericialist!!!!|