By Colleen Hammond, in Sermon 11 Comments
Fr. Dominic, MFVA
Fr. Dominic Mary has been very supportive of Dressing with Dignity and quotes from it often. Here’s his most recent sermon on modesty (he has quite a few!).
Here’s the text of one of them.
Dressing Modestly (Especially at Mass)
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Great Sermon! I can’t wait to email this around.
Modesty yes, appropriate dress yes. But a skirt a bit above the knee and short sleeve shirt?
You talk about the lady who dresses like a prostitue going to Communion? Would Jesus do that? Come on one doesn’t need to be a priest to know what’s right and wrong here.
Perhaps preists should be allowed to marry.
Jeanmarie, I listened to the entire clip, and he never condemns short sleeve shirts. He condemns sleeveless shirts, which I completely understand. I also agree with him about the knee being the cut-off point; if not the knees, where is it? A “bit” above the knee? Where does it stop? Who defines “bit?” We teach children objective standards for lying, stealing, cheating, and hitting; I really appreciated his objective standard of “skirts to the knees, at least some kind of sleeve.” I think these are fabulous rules, and I just wish that they were enforced in every parish! Just think how much easier it would be for men to worship at Mass if they weren’t distracted by immodest dress!!!
Elizabeth, I too wish modesty rules were enforced in our churches(and not just in church, but on church property as well); 2 years ago, I saw a picture of mourners in Manila’s cathedral after the death of Corazon Aquino, and despite the fact that 2 years earlier the archbishop banned pants and shorts on females in that see’s churches, many gals were wearing pants! People need to wise up!
If only our priests would make it a habit to inform the parish of simple things like modest dress and appropriate behavior at Mass. I would be so grateful.
Agreed, Lisa. I had an artist making a sign similar to the one outside of St Peter’s in Rome as I think that would help!
Lisa, tell it like it is! You hit the nail on the head! If modesty is talked about, only the, for lack of a better term, “safe” topics are discussed(that is, no microminis, no low-waisted pants, et al). They never say cover heads in churches, no pants, et al.
It was 7 years ago last month when I, watching “The Journey Home” when I first heard of Colleen and the book “Dressing with Dignity”. I was impressed to the point where I decided that was a book I had to have. In December of the following year, a friend gave me a copy. It’s a book that ought to be required reading for all.
Wow, thank you Dwayne!!!
I hope EWTN’s Father Dominc Mary has gotten to the point where he sees pants on females for what they are; a violation of God’s Word!
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