Gosh....I see that the USA Bishops don protestant garb (ie the black suit) for their formal attire. On the other hand, I hear that it is still illegal for a cleric to walk the streets of the USA in the Cassock (in any form). Does this vary from State to State?
I do know that this Americanism (the black suit) has been spotted in Rome and I can say, in the UK as well. Could this be an icon for current Roman Catholic Protesantism?