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Religion Question

This is what comes of being a Jew, not a Catholic:

Catholic priests wear collars, yeah? Are they part of special shirts, or could are they a separate piece that could be attached to any shirt/worn over an regular collar/etc? When would a priest wear a collar, and when would he forgo it?

Thanks for the help!


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Oct. 15th, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC)
Yes, Catholic priests wear collars. Yes, they are part of the 'special shirt. The black shirt that priests wear is made so that the white 'collar' fits in so that it shows through the sqare in the front. It does not go all the way around. Protestant ministers who wear collars have ones that go all around.

Catholic priests only wear the collar when they are wearing the shirt. When they wear it depends on the priest. Some probably wear the black shirt and pants and the collar all the time. Others only wear it when they are doing official church business. The pastor of my church is in khakis and a sweater anytime other than just before and just after Mass. Another priest I knew didn't even wear it for Mass, though I imagine that would be frowned upon...

Let me know if you have any other Catholic questions.^^ I'll know who to pose my questions about Judaism to. ;p
Oct. 15th, 2006 06:02 pm (UTC)
Awesome, thanks. Do you have any idea what the shirt collar looks like without the white piece in?
Oct. 16th, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
^_^ I love your icon!

When the collar is out, there is just a square of throat showing between the two sides of the collar of the shirt. The top button of the shirt is just south of the collar. Oh, and the black collar of the shirt is sown down so the white collar is held between the fold and the seam. I hope that makes sense.
Oct. 16th, 2006 01:13 am (UTC)
Ok. D'ya mean that the collar of the shirt forms a flat tube that the white part is slipped into? Could you, if not wearing the white collar, wear a tie with such a shirt.

(icon is gankable, btw, credit to missandrony)
Oct. 16th, 2006 01:28 am (UTC)
Yes, flat tube. No, you couldn't wear another tie. Even if it were a 'fake' clerical shirt, and not sown down, it would still need to have square tips, not the pointed 'butterfly' collar of a regular dress shirt.

I suppose if someone were trying to do a quick change, they could put a black dickie on under the shirt and pull the collar up over the other one, and put the tie on under the dickie collar. Though, might be as easy to just change the shirt.
Maybe that has nothing to do with what you were asking... but just in case.
Oct. 16th, 2006 01:48 am (UTC)
Actually, the dicky might work, for the instance. But all that really does help. Thanks!
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