Tuesday, August 05, 2008

There Is Hope!!

Over at Spirit Daily I came across an article that said quite a bit. I'm not a prude, but I do believe in dressing modestly in public. You can read the article entitled Immodest Dress, "A Priest Cries For Modesty". There is actually a Priest who speaks out about this and I am glad. Too many times at Church we see scantily clad people with disregard to the Mass, but will dress to the nines for an outing, a wedding or a funeral. And yet at Mass we see a relaxed dressing of attire.

Anyway I thought this was an extremely wonderful article and about time the Priest speak out about it.


Chris Dickson said...

Thank you, Marie Cecile. I couldn't agree with you more. Some people come to Mass dressed like they're either coming off the back nine or ready to put on their "floaties" and wade into the pool.

I find it interesting that these same people, if they were to meet the Queen of England, would wear their finest clothes, yet when they come before the King of Kings, they dress in their worst clothes.

John Michael said...

I think Joseph Fromm, blogger at Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit commented on hope the best.

I think your post touched on a very important point. The shift in Catholic sensibilities. There is a push back going on, the laity is raising the bar of expectations on fellow church members, this is become a ground swell movement. Parishioners demanding better liturgy, better music, better homilies, better catechitics and we are asking for more from our priests. The Holy Father is asking for more faithfulness from Catholics, ordained and unordained.
You post on modesty and the overwhelming response to it are evidence to the change that is happening.

Marie Cecile said...

Thank you Chris and John Michael for both of your comments. It is a hope that people will start realizing the importance of how truly Sacred the Mass is and how we reflect our end by how we are in both dress and demeanor. It's a subject that has long been dormant, and one that many probably will not like to hear or read about. Freedom in what we do and how we do has gone so far overboard it has made a deep mark in society. But then again God can do the impossible. So let the prayers begin.