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…

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,…

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…

DECENCY and MODESTY PASTORAL LETTER OF HIS EXCELLENCY THE MOST REVEREND ALBERT G. MEYER, S.T.D., S.S.L. ARCHBISHOP OF MILWAUKEE May 1, 1956

DECENCYand MODESTYA PASTORAL LETTER OFHIS EXCELLENCY THE MOST REVERENDALBERT G. MEYER, S.T.D., S.S.L.ARCHBISHOP OF MILWAUKEE May 1, 1956 To THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS, AND FAITHFUL LAITY OF THEARCHDIOCESE OF MILWAUKEE: GREETINGS AND BLESSING!Dearly Beloved in Christ:I. INTRODUCTION – SUBJECT MATTER OF Tars PASTORAL In the discharge of his pastoral office, a Bishop frequentlyremembers the solemn words…

Catholic Magazine Publishes Benedict XV on Indecent Fashions

A Catholic Magazine titled, “Our Young People” published a part of Pope Benedict XV’s Allocution, “Sono Avventurati” titled, “Allocution sur la mission de la femme dans la société” first published in French, in Actes de Benoît XV, tome II, Maison de la Bonne Presse, Paris, 1926, p. 69-70. A larger part of the loosely translated…

Modesty – THE PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR THE FAMILY – 1995

THE PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR THE FAMILY THE TRUTH AND MEANING OF HUMAN SEXUALITY Guidelines for Education within the Family Decency and Modesty 56. 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…

St. Perpetua & Her Great Modesty

‘When she was thrown into the air by a savage bull in the amphitheatre at Carthage, her first thought and action when she fell to the ground was to rearrange her dress to cover her thigh, because she was more concerned for modesty than pain.’ Pope Pius XII, Allocution to the Girls of Catholic Action,…

Did Karol Wojtyła ever say partial nudity is okay?

This article is in response to a question concerning the idea supposedly promoted in the book, “Love & Responsibility’ by Karol Wojtyła, before becoming Pope John Paul II. The book supposedly promotes the idea that, “an attire (he explicitly mentions attire that would include one being ‘partially nude’) in it’s proper place and function is…