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…

St. Francis on Custody of the Eyes

St. Francis on Custody of the Eyes Elaine Marie Jordan —- SOURCE St. Francis of Assisi used to exhort his brethren frequently to guard and mortify their senses with the utmost care. He especially insisted on the custody of the eyes, and he used this parable of a King’s two messengers to demonstrate how the…

A Modesty Proposal: Father Thomas Morrow

Source Christian commitment seems to be catching on with young singles. And the acid test of that commitment is chastity. Are we willing to truly live the Gospel, including its sexual morality? As people think more this way, they begin to think about the root causes of unchastity. One that comes to the fore is…

The Catholic Church on Dressing for Mass: A Timeline

It may seem at times that when a pastor dares to add a snippet in his sermon about dressing appropriately for Mass, or a paragraph in the Sunday bulletin on what attire is considered respectable for the Holy Sacrifice, it doesn’t usually go down well. Some parishioners may complain, or a visitor may become angry,…

IRISH WOMEN START LEAGUE FOR MODEST DRESS following Irish Bishops Call

First published in the FRANCISCAN HERALD April, 1920, page 184. Following the call for Modesty in Fashion by the Irish Bishops in 1919… IRISH WOMEN START LEAGUE FOR MODEST DRESS Dublin cable reports state that war has been declared on the “Gladneck” by Irish women and a League of St. Brigid has been established, with…

A BISHOP ON FEMALE ATTIRE – Bishop Shaw of New Orleans

Published in the FRANCISCAN HERALD May, 1920: IN a ringing pastoral letter, the MostRev. J. W. Shaw, Archbishop of New, Orleans, has recently issued a solemnprotest against immodesty of female at-tire. With true apostolic freedom andmanly courage” he scores the modernstyles of woman’s dress; nor does hemince his words in endeavoring to bringthe women of…