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 American priest who cared for Thai children for... August 18, 2003 Boots and Habit December 12, 2005 Phoenix Medical Center Not Stripped Of Catholic Status October 23, 2012 The Pope at St. Patrick's April 19, 2008 What a day! April 19, 2005 Pesuasive argument? March 7, 2004 Catholic Priest Prepares To Make History at Grace... October 24, 2003 Die a madman or a Roman Catholic September 25, 2007 Chaste Answers Live June 7, 2007 Called and responding August 15, 2005 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 Reply to Colleen 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.