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…

Sinful Shoulders: We’ve Had It Wrong The Whole Time

Concerning dressing decently as Catholics, many have asked the question “What is so sinful about women’s shoulders!?” This is a perfectly valid question and we felt it deserved to be addressed in its very own post. Temples of the Holy Spirit “Do you not know, says St. Paul, that your bodies are temples of the…

A Young Lady Looks at Life – St. Thérèse of Lisieux

This site compiled this information. Extracts taken from A biography of a Soul Pride There was another fault I had when wide awake, which Mama doesn’t mention in her letters, and this was an excessive self-love. I will give only two examples of this in order not to prolong the recital. One day, Mama said:…

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. 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…

St. Ambrose on Modesty

  ‘Is anything so conducive to lust as with unseemly movements thus to expose in nakedness those parts of the body which either nature has hidden or custom has veiled, to sport with the looks, to turn the neck, to loosen the hair? Fitly was the next step an offense against God. For what modesty…

Purity Excerpts – St. Francis de Sales

‘Be neat, Philothea; let nothing be negligent about you. It is a kind of contempt of those with whom we converse, to frequent their company in uncomely apparel; but, at the same time, avoid all affectation, vanity, curiosity, or levity in your dress. Keep yourself always, as much as possible, on the side of plainness…

Modesty of the Eyes – St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

‘Turn away your eyes lest they behold vanity; (cf. Ps. 119:37) for license causes souls to perish.’ St. Poemen Extracts from, ‘The True Spouse of Jesus Christ’ by St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori Almost all our rebellious passions spring from unguarded looks; for, generally speaking, it is by the sight that all inordinate affections and…