I was flipping through Vogue Magazine several years ago while in a waiting room waiting for an appointment. In it, I came across an interview with Gisele Bundchen, a supermodel and native of Brazil.
While listening for my name to be called, I casually read along. But, when the interview turned to the topic of Bundchen’s upbringing as a Roman Catholic and how she perceived the Church as an adult, my interest peaked.
“Hey, Catholic religion! It’s time to update,” Gisele was quoted as saying, explaining why she isn’t all that interested anymore. While she may have been talking about certain policies and practices of the Church or certain positions the hierarchy holds on one issue or another, her counsel could very well be interpreted in the fashion sense, as well.
Just consider how popes, cardinals, archbishops, and bishops dress themselves. They say they are the successors of the apostles but, in the bible, the apostles didn’t dress out of the ordinary. The Pharisees did!
Take a look a the following gallery and decide for yourself. Apostles and servants or “Princes” of the Holy Roman Empire?
“Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, you frauds! You are like white-washed tombs, beautiful to look at on the outside but inside full of filth and dead men’s bones. Thus you present to view a holy exterior while hypocrisy and evil fill you within.” – Matthew 23:27-28
I’d love to hear your thoughts. What do you think of how priests and nuns dress in public? Why do you think they dress the way they do? Please comment below.