Thursday, July 8, 2010

WE HAVE A WINNER!!

The 2009-2010 Bad Vestments Worst Vestment of the Year competition is over and the winner, going away, is Mold, Mildew and Fungus.  Congratulations!!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

The sign in the background is so appropriate.

ToddPeperkorn said...

I. Am. Scarred

Al said...

I voted for this as the worst. Looking at it here, I stand by my vote.

Mária Magdaléna said...

"The Winner Takes It All..."
uhh

John H said...

At first I thought, "I love how the photographer was so incompetent he allowed that sign to get into the photo of that priest."

Then I thought a bit more, and concluded: "I love how the photographer was so incompetent he allowed that priest to get into the photo of that sign."

The Lakeland Two said...

Voted for it, but the thought just struck:

The inner-hippie is having a coming out party.

St said...

I think Coventry City had a similar away kit in about 1970.

Anonymous said...

sign on the right says it all. if you have to upchuck.

John said...

I think I have a submission for your next post and a current event one. Take a look at the pictures running around from this Yahoo Sports blog on the World Cup: http://g.sports.yahoo.com/soccer/world-cup/blog/dirty-tackle/post/Dutch-church-service-goes-orange-dismisses-Paul?urn=sow%2C255172

Interesting happenings in the Land of Tulips. The World Cup gives rise to some strange things: Vuvuzelas, Octopus-prognostications... Oranges Masses. First there were Red Masses... then Blue Masses... now... ORANGE Masses. Obviously they forgot God doesn't favor the Orange, whether it's William of Orange or orange jerseys.

If that doesn't pack them in the pews, nothing will in the Netherlands. I think this should be nominated for the "What not to Wear" category for liturgical vestments.

Maybe the title for the news post should read "Robbing (St.) Peter to pay Paul (the Oracle Octopus)" :P

Joie said...

Normally, I think you are way harsh. This, however, qualifies mightily.

Anonymous said...

"restrooms are located.."
Nice advice

Lutheran Desert Rat said...

Thanks for the link, John, reprinted below of the orange soccer vestments.

http://g.sports.yahoo.com/soccer/world-cup/blog/dirty-tackle/post/Dutch-church-service-goes-orange-dismisses-Paul?urn=sow%2C255172

You know, this is bad on so many levels, not the least of which is taking the focus off, or even co-opting, the means of God's grace that gives us forgiveness and new life just so we can express our wants regarding a soccer game.

I love sports. I am a die hard University of Arizona Wildcat alumnus and I passionately root for them. When they were in the Final Four, the pastor decided to have U of A buttons and stuff hanging off of his vestments. Yuck. I may bleed cardinal red and navy blue, but Christ bled for me and I need to remember that. Coming to the altar should be the one place this is proclaimed without unnecessary swag. It would have been better in the pastor had gone to the team and had church with them if he really wanted to be supportive of them.

Robert Badger said...

@Lutheran Desert Rat: I'm told that a retired Episcopal Bishop of Utah was such a passionate fan of the Utah Jazz that the owner gave him a mitre with the Jazz logo on it, one he did indeed wear in the liturgy. Also, I compliment you on your choice of sports teams. I spent the first couple of weeks of my life at University Hospital in Tucson. Thanks to the care of the doctors and nurses there, I survived having been born prematurely. So, I happily join with you in saying "Go Wildcats!"

As a Catholic, I'm horrified that the Mold, Mildew, and Fungus vestment was worn at Mass. Disciples in Mission (visible on the billboard) was a sort of evangelism program dreamed up by the Paulist Fathers.

Anonymous said...

I saw this for sale at the consignment section at Stemper's in Milwaukee

mundabor said...

One must love the sense of homour of the photographer, asking the chap to please move a bit.... a bit more on the side..... just a bit more.... yes, stay there! Just perfect!

Janjan said...

This is for the Dead Head Mass.

Kirin said...

At least he is smiling joyously!