Skip to comments.Modesty En Vogue [Another one of the virtues]
Posted on 07/14/2009 2:30:00 PM PDT by Salvation
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**The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality, a document of the Pontifical Council on the Family, says it is the duty of parents “to protect the young from the aggressions they are subjected to by the media. The practice of decency and modesty in speech, action and dress is very important for creating an atmosphere suitable to the growth of chastity, but this must be well motivated by respect for one´s own body and the dignity of others.**
Pure Fashion is cathcing on among all denominations.
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Has anyone been to one of these fashion shows? It sounds neat!
One of my pet peeves is seeing older women with thin strapped dresses on at Mass — and not having their shoulder covered.
I wore a tank top today, but I wore a three-quarter length sleeve white top over it.
Pure fashion is catchin on? Hard to tell at my church. I’ve seen teens serving as Eucharistic ministers in short shorts. Everybody seems to be afraid to say anything to them.
Great article, Salvation! Thanks for posting this.
I remember when the Pastor would issue a statement on how to dress at church. I grew up in a very hot part of the country when AC was not common. I remember when my pastor issue a directive that said NO STRAPKESS DRESSES or Sundresses or Halter dresses at church unless the woman wearing the dress wore a bolero, jacket, or swearer over it. Same rule was at public school.
My church always honors recent high school grads at a special Mass and they all wear their graduation robes. Well the fanciest Catholic HS graduates their women in full length white dresses — many of which have been strapless the last few years. Those girls look like they have nothing on to the people in the pews behind them.
So modesty is going to be restored by ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ folks? I have my doubts.
Our small church has a small choir—of the three or four the late side of middle age women who sing in the choir, at least one is bound to be wearing shorts at Mass. Where did this lack of respect—ignorance— or poor self-monitoring come from?
Thanks for the article.
One of the tackiest things I've ever seen was a man at a weekday (Latin) mass, wearing a tank top, shorts and flip flops. During the consecration he kicked off the flip flops and started picking his feet. I was facing him and I had to sit somewhere else when I came back from receiving communion because I was so distracted.
Oh my! LOL
I bet there are a lot of stories out there about “you should have seen...” at Mass. On the other hand, maybe there’s a reason (unknown only to God!) of why they’re there doing what they do!
This past Sunday there was a woman in church, I assume a tourist, who was wearing a wide strapped tank dress that was plenty long with a chapel veil. I was hard pressed to keep a straight face.
For me, it isn't simply the covered shoulders, but skirts below the knee and nothing tight fitting. When it's hot, I will wear sleeveless under the choir robe, but otherwise, v-necks with 3/4 sleeves. It's not hard.
Do you have a deacon? Usually a priest will let the deacon preach on something like this.
Our deacon ripped into the congregation exposing abortion. It was excellent.
Doesn’t the choir wear choir robes?
**I always ask my children...”If Jesus or Mary appeared right now, would you feel embarrased by what you’re wearing?” Seems to have worked well, my 17 yo daughter has never gone in for the slut look and my son always tries to dress appropriately.**
Good question. It looks like you are doing an great job as a parent! If only more parents would ask that!!
There have been Pure Fashion programs here in Charlotte for several years. Anoreth was not the type, although she was very modest, wouldn’t even wear shorts except at the pool. However, my second daughter is very dressy and I’m sure will want to participate in a couple of years.
And your climate is also quite humid some of the time. Well done!
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