27 Jul 2011

Mexican Archbishop calls for Modesty at Mass

Following the lead from Rome, it’s so WONDERFUL to hear a shepherd speak the truth and exhibit such CARE for his flock!

Here are the guidelines issued from Rome:

On January 12, 1930, the Sacred Congregation of the Council, by mandate of Pope Pius XI, issued emphatic instructions on modesty of dress to all bishops, directing them to insist on these prescriptions: “We recall that a dress cannot be called decent which is cut deeper than two fingers breadth under the pit of the throat, which does not cover the arms at least to the elbows,

Archbishop José G. Martín Rábago

and scarcely reaches a bit beyond the knee. Furthermore, dresses of transparent material are improper. “Let parents keep their daughters away from public gymnastic games and contests; but, if their daughters are compelled to attend such exhibitions, let them see to it that they are fully and modestly dressed. Let them never permit their daughters to don immodest garb.”




“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.”

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One response to “Mexican Archbishop calls for Modesty at Mass”

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    I feel the archbishop’s dress code doesn’t go far enough. He should also require the females to abstain from pants altogether in his see’s churches. He should require the females to wear below-the-knee skirts and dresses on the churches’ premises and, in churches, head coverings.

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