Saturday, 7 February 2009

Oooooooh... Clerical Claws Are Out!

Heheheheheh.

Fr. Longenecker threw down the gauntlet to Fr. Z, choosing, as his weapon of choice, clerical garb, with a Western twist.

Fr. Z, after a brief consideration of food and birdseed, decided upon sartorial elegance, using the classic Mulier Fortis technique, with a shot from behind. He also pointed out that he was walking on water.

Excellent stuff.

I've decided to stir things a little. 















His Hermeneuticalness, celebrating his first million hits on his blog this lunchtime, was seen to be sporting a rather swish ferraiuolo.  Yes, I know he should have been wearing his biretta, but I didn't know about the fight then. And, although he's not walking on water, he was certainly responsible for ensuring that the bar didn't run out of beer...

So, if I can't be a traddy womynpriest, I'm appointing myself as umpire. In a mantilla. The rules are as follows... first one to appear in cassock, ferraiuolo, buckled shoes and soup-plate hat wins.

17 comments:

Rachel Gray said...

I'm loving those pictures!

I think your suggestion about the buckled shoes is key. :)

Fr.Ogs said...

I am disappointed: the line said, "Fr. Z, after a brie..." Naturally, I expected a picture of Fr. Z. (asleep?) having single-handedly consumed a whole Brie.

gemoftheocean said...

"first one to appear in cassock, ferraiuolo, buckled shoes and soup-plate hat wins." Have you checked the pope's website?

[I still think the bottom pic of his hermeneuticalness takes the all-time cake. That is one cool picture.

gemoftheocean said...

BTW, if they make a remake of The Exorcist, Fr. L. for the priest!

Vincenzo said...

http://i44.tinypic.com/jkevf4.jpg

Rachel Gray said...

That's awesome, Vincenzo. :) I love how calm and collected His Hermeneuticalness remains. And that Fr. Z and Fr. L are fighting on the same side here against that dreaded liturgical abuse, the Halloween Mass.

Ttony said...

"... first one to appear in cassock, ferraiuolo, buckled shoes and soup-plate hat wins"

You've met Fr Bede Rowe, i take it.

Mac McLernon said...

Vincenzo - LOL

Ttony - yup. Merton last Summer.

Vincenzo said...

Mac :)
Rachel,
Hehe thanks. Great interpretation:)

Delia said...

Very good to meet you on Saturday, Mac, at Father Tim's Millionth party. My little dog, in reality a coward, is planning a 'Bashing Sebastian' blog, on which (he says) he will very soon get a million hits ...

Thanks also for telling me about the 'little feet' Life symbol.

Mac McLernon said...

Good to meet you too, Delia. It's always fun to put faces to the names I see online... or backs of heads.

BTW, who is Sebastian?

Delia said...

I thought Sebastian was the name of your cat?!! Sorry, that was the whole point.

Delia said...

Oh, sorry, Sylvester, of course!! It's because I was browsing through 'Brideshead' again yesterday evening!

Ottaviani said...

Is that the "traditional" Fr. Finigan holding a pint of Carling in a vase?

Mac McLernon said...

Ottaviani - LOL. No, definitely Real Ale, but the club doesn't have jugs. Sometimes one just has to slum it...

On the side of the angels said...

Fr Dwight does look a little like vincent price in Witchfinder general ; but don't tell him I said it...

Matthaeus said...

I await the full clerical dress c/w soup plate hat. Brings back memories of the '90's, when two venerable figures could be spotted at times wearing these in London - Fr. Jean-Marie Charles-Roux (then at Ely Place), and the late Mgr. Alfred Gilbey (Requiescat). It would be great to see something of a revival - come on, Fathers!

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