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,…

Apparel Talk: “Dressing Well For Holy Mass” – By Agnes Modesta, The Franciscan Herald

A certain recurring column in the Franciscan Herald. This one in particular was published in, April, 1920. Here are some excerpts:
“We deck the House of God with; lights and flowers; we line the Tabernacle with fair embroidered satins, that it may be more worthy the Divine Tenant; but that part of us that becomes a living tabernacle in Holy Communion is prepared with indifference — all too often with downright slovenliness….

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 Sermon of St. John Marie Vianney on Purity

Alas, my dear brethren, how little purity is known in the world; how little we value it; what little care we take to preserve it; what little zeal we have in asking God for it, since we cannot have it of ourselves. No, my dear brethren, it is not known to those notorious and seasoned…

Holy Mass Etiquette and Attire – What Every Good Catholic Must Know

Reposted from FishEaters Cover photo: Caramia Caballero | @caramiaelenakatarinakristina The basic idea of how we should behave in Church is summed up by the Second Council of Lyons, A.D. 1274: It is fitting that He Whose abode has been established in peace should be worshipped in peace and with due reverence. Churches, then, should be…

“A Priest Cries For Modesty!” – Fr. John Lyons, O.M.V. FSSP

reposted article from this website —> X Cover photo. “When I showed the article to the Pastor, he told me to be more charitable. So, you are getting the friendly version.”Father John Lyons, OMV Parents are often obliged to correct their children over and over again – about the same thing. They would really prefer…