In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: Fr. Turner, I was wondering if you might be able to explain a bit about the cassock and why it seems to be making a “come back” among you priests, especially the young/newly ordained guys? What’s wrong with a black suit and clerical shirt? Thanks


A: I’m not sure why, but some priests enjoy wearing it. In some countries the cassock has always been popular. In other countries it’s fallen out of favor. I suggest you ask one or two why he likes to wear it. The reasons probably differ from priest to priest. He’d probably enjoy sharing a little about his ministry and how he sees himself fulfilling it.