|This dishes it out but, perhaps |
the Vatican dress code policy
might be better.
Where did "ugly" come from?
The dress code for church is a matter that has gone by the board in most parishes today and, literally, anything goes. I am not just talking about mantillas here, I am sure that good Catholic women have had enough of Catholic men telling them what to place on their heads, I am aiming this post at men in T shirts, women in skimpy dresses and children looking as if they have just strolled in after a romp in the garden.
Ashley E McGuire on Altcatholicah has a well balanced piece on the issue, let's face it, it should be no great deal, we should all by instinct look our best when we appear before Almighty God.
But, somehow, dress is such a sensitive issue. There is a certain priest of a certain order in London who bangs on about it ad nauseum. He is right to mention it but not so that by constant repetition, he drives people away from the Mass.
So please read Ashley McGuire's post (and take that hat off your head in church. Unless, of course, you are a woman).
APOLOGIES - I cannot give credit for the photo, lost the reference, but thanks to whichever blog it came from.