Oh that is interesting… it obviously isn’t required of priests I guess then. I mean, unless they are religious of course, but that’s different.
[quote=kristie_m]I suppose it’s a good thing to have if they want to ward off advances when they’re out and about in street clothes, rather than clerics.
I never thought of that. It really doesn’t apply to my pastor though because he wears a collar all the time, and even a cassock quite often. I saw him at the grocers once in a cassock!
[quote=malphono]Something I’m curious about: does this priest wear a ring while offering Mass or celebrating other Sacraments or other public services?
Yes, he does wear the ring during those times. But as far as I know he wears it all the time. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen him wearing it outside of the church. Though now that you point that out, I may check. I still haven’t asked him about it, he and I are both quite busy. I’m hoping to ask him this weekend though.