News Month of Mary by Jeffrey Miller May 5, 2005 written by Jeffrey Miller May 5, 2005 Christian-Themed Apparel Sees Popularity Surge 6 comments 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest Jeffrey Miller previous post Disloyola next post Balancing things out You may also like Because crazies with a gun will follow this... July 20, 2010 A beautiful gesture December 26, 2007 100th show October 16, 2006 Top 20 Catholic Bloggers of 2011 January 4, 2012 Three Bishops refute flawed theology of Fr. Andrew... August 21, 2004 Little Sisters of the Poor February 7, 2004 Catholic Catholics August 26, 2004 Sincerity August 28, 2007 Sumptum Fac Donec Consumptus Sis December 8, 2006 Working with Mother Teresa inspired Lawrence pastor August 14, 2004 6 comments Colleen May 6, 2005 - 8:46 am But the popularity of religious fashion has some concerned. They say reducing faith to a slogan on a shirt is far too simplistic and cheapens the message.” I agree! Thanks for always making me laugh. :o) Reply Lucy May 6, 2005 - 11:21 am I must say my youngest daughter has this shirt. It is one of her favorites. She has had to defend it on a couple of occations. Not from other Catholics but from teachers who have questioned it for being religious. She was asked to wear another shirt and maybe not wear it to school again. That would be best they said. My daughter said , “So if I had a t-shirt with the devil on it that would be Ok?” The teacher said,” The devil is only a myth, and most people don’t even believe in him. He’s after all not a religious statement” My daughter said, ” That’s exactly what he wants you to think.” When you have a 13 year old stepping up and defending her faith and the right to show it…well…I think she can wear her shirt. Disrespect for the Blessed Mother? I think not. Not here. Reply Carmel May 7, 2005 - 2:45 am I like it 🙂 Reply Pansy Moss May 7, 2005 - 7:35 am I like it as well. I don’t think by having a slogan t-shirt, then all of a sudden your faith is reduced to a slogan.It’s not like we could have t-shirts with all of Canon Law on them. I want one. Good for your dd Lucy. Reply Bookie May 8, 2005 - 9:41 pm The only people I know who wear these shirts are hardcore athiests. They wear them as symbols of irony. Reply under the dome May 10, 2005 - 12:20 pm Here’s an e-pat-on-the-back going out to your daughter… I hace anoter shirt that says “The Pope is Dope” with a similarly-drawn likeness of a pope on it (not JPII/B16 specifically, just a popish figure) that I wear all the time, out of true affection for the pope. Even at Notre Dame I get odd stares, people being somehow offended in either direction. Oh well, I’ll continue to wear it regardless… perhaps next time into a public school. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.