Religion: Sacerdotal Sanities

The Roman Catholic priests of Spain had better climb off their motor scooters, put out their cigarettes, and stay away from soccer games and bullfights. So decreed Spain's primate, Enrico Cardinal Pla y Deniel, 80, in the bulletin of the Archbishopric of Toledo. "In the middle of the giddy life of the present time," wrote the cardinal, priests should preserve the "sacerdotal sanities." This means, in Spain at least, that they should always wear their long, skirted cassocks and "in cities of importance" must add the mantle (sotana) or at least the short cape (esclavina).

They must also shave the tops of...

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