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Francis Angry, "The Young Priests Buy Cassocks"

“It is enough to go to the ecclesiastical tailor shops in Rome to see the scandal (sic) of young priests trying on cassocks and hats, or albs and roquettes with lace,” Francis raged to the ex-synod on …More
“It is enough to go to the ecclesiastical tailor shops in Rome to see the scandal (sic) of young priests trying on cassocks and hats, or albs and roquettes with lace,” Francis raged to the ex-synod on October 25.
Francis knows that the young priests in cassocks are the future while he belongs to the bygone 1960s. For Francis, "clericalism" is a "whip", a "scourge", a "form of worldliness" that defiles and damages the face of the Church. No one knows what he means by "clericalism".
Then, the dictator projected himself: “When clerics go beyond their ministry and mistreat the People of God, they disfigure the face of the Church with sexist and dictatorial attitudes.”
He enigmatically warned against his church becoming a “supermarket of salvation” where “priests are mere employees of a multinational.” This is the “great defeat to which clericalism is leading us.” What has "clericalism" to do with "employees of a multinational" or "supermarket of salvation"? What is a "supermarket of salvation"? …More
P. O'B
Why does Francis use the word "accompany" only for people in illicit sexual situations? How about accompanying these marginalized priests on the peripheries of the Church, and letting them know that all are welcome?
Opera 369
Oh the poor, poor huge deceitful man dressed in white! Does he prefer to have them dress a 'rainbow' cassock? 🥳 I can't wait to see this man dressed in white ... roll over himself in anger and defeat... and finally he will be dressed in dirt black!
Liam Ronan
I suppose it's preferable to shoplifting them.
Starlight777
The synod discussions must not be to his liking. Why else would he rant during an interview? Thanks be to God if the synod participants are not moving in the direction 'pope' francis wants to take the Church.
Scapular
I love the black cassocks! As long as they remain pure to those black cassocks.
Kenjiro M. Yoshimori
I like all seminarians to where the cassock. In France and much of Europe, it is known as the soutane. I do know for a fact, from cousins who went to Rome this Summer past, that it's the young priests and friars ( below 40) and some even older, that wear the "soutane", Roman saturno black hat, and their habits. They saw tons of friars of different Orders (one of the pictures they had were of about …More
I like all seminarians to where the cassock. In France and much of Europe, it is known as the soutane. I do know for a fact, from cousins who went to Rome this Summer past, that it's the young priests and friars ( below 40) and some even older, that wear the "soutane", Roman saturno black hat, and their habits. They saw tons of friars of different Orders (one of the pictures they had were of about 12 young Trinitarin O.SS.T. friats with their beautiful white habits with red and blue cross. ) Lots of Franciscans. Even the old Franciscans in Rome wore the habit. LOts of Dominicans. Lots of young priests in cassocks. But the old ones, 60+, were there too...slumming around in grey, blue or black open neck clerical shirts, looking like slobs. They saw a few bishops in their proper dress walking around Rome, but also a few slobs in clerical shirts with a cross around their necks. They were old.
Kenjiro M. Yoshimori
"wear"
Scapular
Excellent observation, I think there is a real desire with the youth to foster clerical discipline.
True Mass
Find a faithful trad mass. Pray the rosary. Every day if possible even if just a decade. Tough times ahead in our beautiful church. Stay confessed, stay true to the deposit of faith. Use the Baltimore catechism for guidance.
mccallansteve
Francis hates the cassock because it reminds him of the Catholic faith
Adrien
The cassock is a problem in the Church? Nobody will believe it.
I never saw a single priest in my country with a cassock during the last 24 years outside the traditional rites (Roman or others). Hey wait! Did Francis just said that while wearing a white cassock? (Facepalm)
Kenjiro M. Yoshimori
@Adrien- I helped a priest write a scholarly book about the collapse of religious life in the Catholic Church since Vatican II, and found a lot to statistics on religious Orders in Quebec Province in Canada. The comparison between the huge number of priests and nuns and seminarians and vocations to monasteries and comvents pre-1965 compared to now is really shocking and paints a stark picture. It …More
@Adrien- I helped a priest write a scholarly book about the collapse of religious life in the Catholic Church since Vatican II, and found a lot to statistics on religious Orders in Quebec Province in Canada. The comparison between the huge number of priests and nuns and seminarians and vocations to monasteries and comvents pre-1965 compared to now is really shocking and paints a stark picture. It won't be long before you have only a few hundred priests, but Orders of nuns have been totally decimated by the "deforms" they adopted after VAtican II. I was surprised by the Canada stats.....but I quickly found out that it's just as bad in the USA, and 2x worse in Europe. 😡
P. O'B
Kenjiro, I was told by two people who lived in Quebec before the Council that Sunday Mass attendance there was around 90%. Now is it even at 10%? The New Springtime of Vatican II in action.
Adrien
@P. O'B @Kenjiro M. Yoshimori To compare apples with apples, Québécois Mass attendance is around 2% versus 90% for them and their ancestors back in the 1950s. It does not mean that all the rest of the population was not religious, like moms staying home on Sunday morning with their young children to prepare the formal lunch.
Since then, immigrants massively came in Quebec (in the 7 digits); filling …More
@P. O'B @Kenjiro M. Yoshimori To compare apples with apples, Québécois Mass attendance is around 2% versus 90% for them and their ancestors back in the 1950s. It does not mean that all the rest of the population was not religious, like moms staying home on Sunday morning with their young children to prepare the formal lunch.

Since then, immigrants massively came in Quebec (in the 7 digits); filling our temples. They are from all over the world, but especially from Latin America (Mexico, Columbia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, etc...). Now we have Catholic Italian parishes, Korean, Lebanese (Melkite), Haitian (unofficially), Chinese, Irish, plenty of parishes for English speakers, Hungarian, Polish etc., and many parishes and special Masses in Spanish.

This situation may give a 10% on paper, but it is not a remnant of the old 90%, but rather parishioners from other countries.

That being said, stats should be updated at least every ten years, and I don't know if the 10% is still accurate.
Paul F
Young priests want to dress with dignity again. What an awful shame!
It's obvious that pope Francis and his generation of soixante-huitards are running out of time. How frustrating this must be! 🤭
DefendTruth
No doubt, a big problem in his church today... just like proselytism!
Tony Smith
The reality is the young clergy hate Pope Francis. When he shall pass on from this life, the young clergy shall work for the restoration of the faith. The old modernists will eventually die off.
Kenjiro M. Yoshimori
Pope Francis should be trilled to have tons of young priests like this. What does he want instead, the 2-3 seminarians there are in Rome walking around in street clothes and engaging in homo orgies every night like Francis' Vatican staff probably does in Tucho and some other Cardinals in the Vatican apartments?
Jan Joseph
Arme gelovige priesters, je zal toch een baas hebben die je dwingt handelingen uit voeren die haaks staan op je geloofsovertuiging.