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Rigid Archbishop "Forbids" Seminarians To Wear Cassock

Toulouse Archbishop Guy de Kerimel, 70, France - who threw a rugby ball around…
Ultraviolet
"my defense of SSPX is absolutely without any motive except the defense of truth" Here's the "truth", @Ave Crux deleted, for obvious reasons.
Ultraviolet
SSPX Membership (February 2022)
1,135 members
FSSP Membership (2021)
526 Members
"A lie will fly around the whole world while the truth is getting its boots on." -Mark Twain. ;-)
Ave Crux
As a matter of public record -- since it's clear I am a regular defender of SSPX, to whom the Church owes an enormous debt of gratitude -- it should also be known that my defense of SSPX is absolutely without any motive except the defense of truth, justice and Tradition, since I am decades-long, registered member of a thriving FSSP Chapel located in my area along with my family.
Ave Crux
And, as far as empty seminaries, fortunately both those of FSSP and SSPX are full. In fact, SSPX had to build an even larger seminary in Virginia. Only the Diocesan seminaries are empty.
Ave Crux
FSSP Membership (2021)
526 Members
• 341 priests
• 17 deacons
• 168 seminarians
SSPX Membership (February 2022)
1,135 members
• 3 bishops
• 693 priests
• 268 seminarians
• 128 candidatesMore
FSSP Membership (2021)
526 Members
• 341 priests
• 17 deacons
• 168 seminarians

SSPX Membership (February 2022)
1,135 members
• 3 bishops
• 693 priests
• 268 seminarians
• 128 candidates
rhemes1582
I know two young men about to enter the seminary. Both are entering traditional orders. Both are outstanding young men.
I pray our Bishops regain their sanity, and or courage and support the Return to Tradition, or Orthodoxy or more simply; The Catholic Faith.
Credo .
"O Lord" grant us many holy religious vocations. Saint. Pius X Ora pro nobis.
Gast6
"Priest must wear cassock to be recognized as a priest, we must see him and recognize him in the street" - Robert Cardinal Sarah
Ultraviolet
"And that's why seminaries are empty..." @Ave Crux --Maybe yours are. *FSSP smirk*
Aaron-Jozef
Weer een bewijs dat de Traditionele Katholieken niets meer in de Rooms Katholieke kerk te zoeken hebben.
John A Cassani
I would say that the seminarians affected should seek new dioceses or orders to join, but, after recent events elsewhere in France, any bishop who would take them in would be risking being forbidden to confer Holy Orders, as a likely prelude to his being sent into early retirement. I just hope that men in formation move through with their eyes open. If you love tradition, you will need to love it …More
I would say that the seminarians affected should seek new dioceses or orders to join, but, after recent events elsewhere in France, any bishop who would take them in would be risking being forbidden to confer Holy Orders, as a likely prelude to his being sent into early retirement. I just hope that men in formation move through with their eyes open. If you love tradition, you will need to love it privately. Your bishop, and many of your fellow priests will hold it against you.
Credo .
Better early retirement than a cowardly lukewarm "traditionalist" who will eventually loose the faith. 🤮
DrMaria
This wolf in sheep's clothing has shown through this ridiculous decree that he is not a Catholic, much less a bishop! Time to wake-up and do the right thing in Our Lord's Eyes -- these individual episcopal voices are NOT the magisterium. Magisterial teaching is found in the Scriptures and the unanimous witness/teachings of the Fathers/Doctors of the Church, Saints, and bonafide councils of the …More
This wolf in sheep's clothing has shown through this ridiculous decree that he is not a Catholic, much less a bishop! Time to wake-up and do the right thing in Our Lord's Eyes -- these individual episcopal voices are NOT the magisterium. Magisterial teaching is found in the Scriptures and the unanimous witness/teachings of the Fathers/Doctors of the Church, Saints, and bonafide councils of the Catholic Church.
lancs1
Ridiculous and wicked Archbishop.
Dr Bobus
Isaac Jogues said the cassock is a sign of celibacy.
rhemes1582
Great Saint. Great quote
CatholicDoors
The cassock is a symbol of the clerical state. The Archbishop emphasized that seminarians wearing cassocks are implying they are priests, which they are NOT. It is deceptive to the public. Some people see someone wearing a cassock, think he is a priest, and proceed to go to that person and open their heart with all their spiritual problems. Seminarians are NOT equipped to deal with such a situation …More
The cassock is a symbol of the clerical state. The Archbishop emphasized that seminarians wearing cassocks are implying they are priests, which they are NOT. It is deceptive to the public. Some people see someone wearing a cassock, think he is a priest, and proceed to go to that person and open their heart with all their spiritual problems. Seminarians are NOT equipped to deal with such a situation and they should not draw some spiritual needs towards their persons by wearing a cassock until such time as they are ordained. I agree with the Archbishop for doing his job as a Shepherd of the people.
Credo .
Unfortunately there are not too many priests wearing cassocks in this area of Melbourne - In fact there are none! Lots of business suits and polo necks though. When a cassock wearing priest was permitted to give the last sacraments to one of his flock, the whole ward started pleading with him to hear their confession and receive Holy Communion. The Rosary was also recited. It was a night I will …More
Unfortunately there are not too many priests wearing cassocks in this area of Melbourne - In fact there are none! Lots of business suits and polo necks though. When a cassock wearing priest was permitted to give the last sacraments to one of his flock, the whole ward started pleading with him to hear their confession and receive Holy Communion. The Rosary was also recited. It was a night I will always remember! The cassock is so important!!! I would rather have a young seminarian wearing a cassock and carrying the Blessed Sacrament than a modern priest in a business suit . " Bless me Father, for I have sinned - "There's no need to call me Father, just call me Jim"
and so on. Last but not least; Close your 'Doors' on your way out.
CatholicDoors
Because some priests have failed in their calling, it does not mean that laypersons such as the seminarians should take over their place. Next will come all the laymen, then the women, than the women priest and then the women Popes. You sound like a Protestant who does not uphold the tradition. You criticize the priests for their failure to act as priest and yet your behavior does not reflect a …More
Because some priests have failed in their calling, it does not mean that laypersons such as the seminarians should take over their place. Next will come all the laymen, then the women, than the women priest and then the women Popes. You sound like a Protestant who does not uphold the tradition. You criticize the priests for their failure to act as priest and yet your behavior does not reflect a solid Catholic. To you, like to many others, modernism is acceptable. Sorry, I do not agree with you. Open your door to the wisdom of God and He might come in.
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He added, "I therefore specify my desire: the wearing of the cassock is not permitted in the seminary."
Ave Crux
The Modernists know only how to destroy and tear down in their hatred for Tradition. This Bishop doesn't want Priests who strive to emphasize their priestly identity by wearing a cassock as a witness to their essentially spiritual, consecrated nature as "Other Christs"...Alter Christus.
And that's why seminaries are empty and Dioceses have no vocations....we have Bishops who want to denature, de …More
The Modernists know only how to destroy and tear down in their hatred for Tradition. This Bishop doesn't want Priests who strive to emphasize their priestly identity by wearing a cassock as a witness to their essentially spiritual, consecrated nature as "Other Christs"...Alter Christus.

And that's why seminaries are empty and Dioceses have no vocations....we have Bishops who want to denature, de-supernaturalize the priestly vocation and make them social workers instead.
mccallansteve
Francis forbids many things Catholic. That's why masons love him.
Ultraviolet
"Francis forbids many things Catholic." @mccallansteve In case you didn't notice, this policy comes from Archbishop Caramel. :D
Credo .
The buck stops with the Pope? and cowardly Bishop. 😡
GaryLockhart
Just taking his cue from the current Pontiff.
Pope criticizes young traditional priests’ clothes: Cassock suggests ‘moral problems’
“Clericalism has a direct consequence in rigidity,” he said, returning to one of the themes of his pontificate. “Have you never seen young priests all stiff in black cassocks and hats in the shape of the planet Saturn on their heads? Behind all the rigid clericalism …More
Just taking his cue from the current Pontiff.

Pope criticizes young traditional priests’ clothes: Cassock suggests ‘moral problems’

“Clericalism has a direct consequence in rigidity,” he said, returning to one of the themes of his pontificate. “Have you never seen young priests all stiff in black cassocks and hats in the shape of the planet Saturn on their heads? Behind all the rigid clericalism there are serious problems.”