Why, in the catholic church do the male hierarchy wear ball gowns and bling.

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pillywig

Nelson, Nelson New Zealand

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Mar 20, 2016
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woodstock1 woodstock1

cleveland, Ohio USA

Re: Why, in the catholic church do the male hierarchy wear ball gowns and bling.
the 'why' should be obvious.......
yubba yubba

Zelzate, Oost Vlaanderen Belgium

Re: Why, in the catholic church do the male hierarchy wear ball gowns and bling.
pillywig: Why, in the catholic church do the male hierarchy wear ball gowns and bling.




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Because they have so much money so they need spend it on something.
Conrad73 Conrad73

Lonesome Town Zurich, Zrich Switzerland

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rolling on the floor laughing
Da_Moose

Westlock, Alberta Canada

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Seriously in my opinion....it is because of the hierarchy. Church and State both have their "rituals" and garb...it is a display of authoritative rank. The "Changing of the Guard" at Buckingham Palace...all the ceremony and pompous nonsense that goes on in the parliaments of constitutional monarchies...even militaries...uniforms, precision marching, salutations...

So, in the church, the bling and the gowns...to signify we are not you....or something like that
nonsmoker nonsmoker

Waterford, Waterford Ireland

Re: Why, in the catholic church do the male hierarchy wear ball gowns and bling.
Perhaps they think it makes them more appealing to children. dunno yay
mollybaby mollybaby

Cork City, Cork Ireland

Re: Why, in the catholic church do the male hierarchy wear ball gowns and bling.
pillywig: Why, in the catholic church do the male hierarchy wear ball gowns and bling.


To keep their jewels warm.hmmm
MikeD12 MikeD12

Broadstairs, Kent, England UK

Re: Why, in the catholic church do the male hierarchy wear ball gowns and bling.
To exercise their will and dominance over gullible believers by fear support for Fascism, to continue the evils of Catholicism and practice pedophilia in the Vatican and worldwide.
woodstock1 woodstock1

cleveland, Ohio USA

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everyone knows that all catholic clergy men are homosexuals- the pope included......'impure' thoughts about a naked lady are mortal sins for them......the lust after young boys is rampant in the clergy...and is covered up by local bishops.....they all love to prance around in robes......to try and seduce altar boys.....whom they dress up in black robes and frilly white blouses........
epirb epirb

Dannevirke, Hawkes Bay New Zealand

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pillywig: Why, in the catholic church do the male hierarchy wear ball gowns and bling.
to hide the baubles of power . besides they could not be defrocked if they were wearing pants now could they .
steelworks steelworks

dublin, Dublin Ireland

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rolling on the floor laughingVery good.Yes they preach about poverty and wear vestments that would keep some poor families in food for a year.Such hypcropisy but they are amusing
Conrad73 Conrad73

Lonesome Town Zurich, Zrich Switzerland

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'cause they can!laugh
Conrad73 Conrad73

Lonesome Town Zurich, Zrich Switzerland

Re: Why, in the catholic church do the male hierarchy wear ball gowns and bling.
epirb: to hide the baubles of power . besides they could not be defrocked if they were wearing pants now could they .

No,in that case they would be Panced!laugh
truheart1941 truheart1941

brentwood, Essex, England UK

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my own personel view is.......the POPE....should stand on the balcony ,in ROME......with the mass,s below him.....in a BORAT..swimsuit....(in white)...to spread the word, times are changing.....thats my view....professor rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
tomcatwarne tomcatwarne

Ocean City, Plumouth, Devon, England UK

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truheart1941 truheart1941

brentwood, Essex, England UK

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morning Tom....is that your boyfriend......nice.grin grin rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
serene56 serene56

Myplace, New South Wales Australia

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I adore the pageantry of a Roman Catholic mass in a cathedral setting conversing


However my faith in the religion was shattered somewhat in my early teens, when my struggling widowed mother decried the hypocrisy of a mass we had just attended, extolling the virtues of humility .. as we watched the priest depart in a brand new high-end motor vehicle.


And of course, recent history has revealed more absolutely unforgiveable crimes and betrayals of trust.

So as an adult I took on board the good parts of that faith, as I assume it was intended, and it gives me solace and comfort when I need it the most wine
fordman64 fordman64

salem, Oregon USA

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pillywig: Why, in the catholic church do the male hierarchy wear ball gowns and bling.


First off, they are called vestments. Secondly, Let me ask you something. Have you ever dined at a very fine restaurant? If you answer yes, then in doing so you'd probably expect a few things. (a) you'd probably expext to pay a bit more than you would then dining at say a Denny's. (b) you'd probably expect superior cuisine. (c) you'd expect an attractive dining enviroment. (i.e. white tabelcloths, soft music, dim lighting, ect.) And probably most importantly...... prompt and respectful service. And who or what does that usually depend on? The waiter of course!

If you think about it, the waiter communicates his/her ability to serve his/her guests by his/her attire. If you are is willing to spend a large sum of money on one dinner and a bottle of wine, you would be rightly offended if their waiter arrived at the table in jeans and a t-shirt. This is because attire matters, wouldn't you agree?

I think so. What we wear communicates our respect for an occasion: the vesture of a bride and groom on their wedding day—the clothing we wear for a funeral—the robes we wear at graduation—the attire we wear for a job interview or a first date. Whenever the occasion calls for it, we dress appropriately. A waiter at a fine restaurant wears a tuxedo for the same practical reason that a priest wears certain vestments for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. In each case, the clothes of the server communicate the fact that he knows the importance of the occasion, and how best to fulfill his duties. If a fine dinner presumes proper attire, how much more so the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass by which God becomes present?
2ndgoround

nearby, Texas USA

Re: Why, in the catholic church do the male hierarchy wear ball gowns and bling.
Why, in the catholic church do the male heirarchy wear gowns and bling
You do not understand the tradition of the church and the garments that are worn.............try to educate yourself a little so you don't look so foolish..........just a thought
2ndgoround

nearby, Texas USA

Re: Why, in the catholic church do the male hierarchy wear ball gowns and bling.
2ndgoround: Why, in the catholic church do the male heirarchy wear gowns and bling
You do not understand the tradition of the church and the garments that are worn.............try to educate yourself a little so you don't look so foolish..........just a thought
truheart1941 truheart1941

brentwood, Essex, England UK

Re: Why, in the catholic church do the male hierarchy wear ball gowns and bling.
what do you exspect them to wear...borat swimsuit and rubber hat....grin wave roll eyes roll eyes laugh
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