A quick post here about something I encountered today. I was somewhere quite “busy” and was in a crowded area with lots of people “of all shapes and colors,” if you will. As I turned around I saw a priest. Yes, a priest in a public place of culture/leisure and he was wearing his “collar.”
I guess I shouldn’t be completely shocked, as most of the priests I am fairly familiar with do so, but I know a lot of priests nowadays don’t wear their clerics out to such venues. I pointed father out to my daughter, and she said, “Where’s da priest?” As she looked around, she confirmed with an, “Oh yeah!”
It reminded me of a post from Father Acervo from a few years back. It is worth reading, and to any priests: please where your “collars” in public. You don’t realize the positive impact it has on the laity, and you never know when they will come in handy. I know that it can be difficult at times, but we do appreciate it.