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Mexican archbishop calls for greater modesty at Mass

 

The Archbishop of Leon, Mexico is calling on Catholics to dress modestly at Mass. “If you have any respect for this place (a church), dress appropriately,” Archbishop Jose Guadalupe Martin Rabago told reporters after Mass on July 24.

Criticism of the archbishop’s comments came after local newspapers featured photos of posters at some parishes in Leon that said, “Respect God’s house. Don’t come dressed like this.” The posters said women should not come to church dressed in miniskirts, sleeveless shirts, or low-cut blouses.

According to the newspaper Correo, the archbishop said women ought to know what they should wear and when.

“They know that for a wedding or a quinceanera they should dress one way, and for a trip to the beach they should dress another.”

The archbishop also said men need to dress appropriately at Mass as well. “Some men show up at church dressed in way that is undignified, wearing shorts or sandals. The place they are in requires something else,” he said. [more]

SOURCE

Catholic News Agency

 

 
 
 
 

3 Comments

  1. Jo Shafer OPB says:

    [Excuse me ~ I mispelled "etiquette."]

  2. Jo Shafer OPB says:

    I agree with the Mexican archbishop. Here in the United States, so many come to Mass dressed so inappropriately that I pray for the priests not to be distracted by blatantly “sexy” attire. Someone some years back even published a book on Catholic ettiquet and emphasized the need for modest dress. Does anyone both to read it?

  3. Al says:

    Go ahead…keep closing the doors with negative comments like that.

 
 

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