A few Catholic communities, because of their particular dedication to the Gospel teachings, do live quite differently from their neighbors. Catholic priests, monks, and nuns at times have worn distinctive dress within and outside their religious houses. These distinctive garments were meant to set them apart as a group whose members were in a special way committed to dedicating their lives to God. Unlike these special groups, however, most Christians dress in the various styles of the times, in no way reflecting their religious beliefs.
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