A dal-what? The story behind the deacon’s vestment

  Wearing the dalmatic for Midnight Mass a few years ago, with my late pastor, Msgr. Joseph Funaro. Periodically, people ask me about that “robe” I wear during Mass. How come it has sleeves? What’s up with that?? My blog neighbor Kathy Schiffer, thankfully, has found some interesting answers, courtesy Zenit and Fr. Edward McNamara. [Read More...]

The servant of the servants…in dalmatic

Below, Pope Benedict celebrates mass at St. Peter’s Basilica, January 1, 2011. You can read more about the pontiff’s New Year’s message here.  And he also announced a special inter-religious summit in Assisi for peace. [Read more...]


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