Friday, December 01, 2006

Pax tecum

Thank you Lord for your care of our Holy Father Benedict.


Blogger Moneybags said...

Amen! His trip went so well. I learned a lot about the Orthodox Church during the time and hope for reconcilation with them soon.

2:05 PM  
Blogger gabdandie said...

Is that a Santa suit he's wearing?

8:30 PM  
Blogger rev fr lw gonzales said...

The mozzetta is a short elbow-length cape that covers the shoulders and is buttoned over the breast. It is worn as part of choir dress by some of the clergy of the Roman Catholic Church, among them the Pope, cardinals, bishops and abbots.

The color of the mozzetta, which is always worn with a cassock and sometimes other choral vestments, represents the hierarchical rank of the person wearing it. Bishops wear a purple and cardinals a scarlet mozzetta. Since they seldom wear cassocks, most secular priests do not now wear the mozzetta, though some religious orders have, as part of their religious habit, a black mozzetta . The Pope wears two versions of the mozzetta: one, an unlined satin mozzetta and another a crimson velvet ermine-trimmed mozzetta.

9:03 PM  
Blogger gabdandie said...

Thanks for the teaching.

8:28 PM  
Blogger rev fr lw gonzales said...

Thanks for the studenting.

8:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does "secular priests" make sense? At the very least, isn't that an oxymoron?

5:09 AM  
Blogger rev fr lw gonzales said...

"Secular priest" is the reference to diocesan priest, while "religious priest" is used when referring to the ordained men in religious communities.

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the explaination. (I still think it is an oxymoron!)

11:41 AM  

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