Watered Silk May Substitute for Real Ministry

When removing gloves, keeping a skullcap in place or adjusting a pallium appear more important than the elevation of the chalice, according to Thomas F. O’Meara in National Catholic Reporter, the watered silk and other elaborate dress may become a substitute for real ministry.

What’s the message on the runway for Baroque fashion? is O’Meara’s lengthy exploration of the historical, theological and liturgical significance of the ostentatious ceremonial costumes making a comeback among conservative clerics today.


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  1. #1 by Pam on February 2, 2013 - 6:15 PM

    if Jesus came back in the flesh he would start with these folk and chase them out with whips.
    Its all dress up for the ” friends of Dorothy.”


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