Catholic Modesty: All About PANTS

Here is a compilation of what we’ve posted about pants, specifically women wearing them, as well as the question, “If women wear pants, why shouldn’t men wear skirts?”. Our Video On The Subject: BLOG POSTS ON THE SUBJECT: Men In Skirts: Historical or Homosexual? Is It “Immodest” For Women To Wear Pants? Pinterest Board: “How…

Men In Skirts: Historical or Homosexual?

(From the book “Catholic Modesty: What It Is, What It Isn’t And Why It’s Still Important”) This year, 2020, popular singer Harry Styles donned a dress305 for the cover of Vogue magazine and quickly became a hot topic. Conservative author and commentator Candace Owens rightly called it out as “an attack on real men.”306 Of course, she was…

Does the Church Have a Dress Code?

Women must be decently dressed, especially when they go to church. The parish priest may, with due prudence, refuse them entrance to the church and access to the reception of the Sacraments, [each] and every time that they come to church immodestly dressed.” (General Pastoral Directive, 1915 A.D.) Although immodesty in dress was not unheard…

St. John Chrysostom on Modesty

“You carry your snare everywhere and spread your nets in all places. You allege that you never invited others to sin. You did not, indeed, by your words, but you have done so by your dress and your deportment. … When you have made another sin in his heart, how can you be innocent? Tell…

St. Clement of Alexandria Excerpts on Purity

‘But by no manner of means are women to be allotted to uncover and exhibit any part of their person, lest both fall — the men by being excited to look, the women by drawing on themselves the eyes of the men. But always must we conduct ourselves as in the Lord’s presence, lest He…

St. Augustine, On Marriage and Concupiscence

IN TWO BOOKS, ADDRESSED TO THE COUNT VALERIUS BY AURELIUS AUGUSTIN, BISHOP OF HIPPO; WRITTEN IN 419 AND 420, Extract from Augustine’s Retractions (Book II, Chapter 53): I addressed two books to the Illustrious Count Valerius, upon hearing that the Pelagians had brought sundry vague charges upon us— how, for instance, we condemned marriage by…

Modesty, Merit & Eternity.

Featured Photo: Ernst Hildebrand (1833–1924) Verzweiflung 1885 Being modest in every deportment can be such a great act of penance, for mortification, salvation of souls, fasting and earning merit. Merit can be earned for our own salvation and penance for our sins/purgatory time, for others who are in most need (family, the church, Clergy, great sinners), and…