I think that Msgr. Pope’s suggestions are to far reaching to be widely accepted. I think that at least at first we should concentrate on the most extreme offenses. I am thinking about the provocative way young ladies dress these days. One recent Sunday, the young lady behind whom I was sitting, got up to lector. I could see the outline of her underwear through her dress. Others were wearing clingy knits. I have frequently seen very short shorts. I really believe that these nice young ladies do not mean to be provocative. This is just the style these days. I really hope that someone in positions of authority, priests, parents,ect., will offer a word to the wise.
As you say, yes there are more egregious issues. But that doesn’t mean this shouldn’t be addressed. There are more egregious sins than showing impatience with someone but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t take it to confession. If we don’t correct our venial sins they can eventually lead to mortal sins. If we don’t adjust our attitude about showing respect for our Lord in the Holy Sacrament of the Altar by dressing more appropriately we’ll be unlikely to adjust our attitude in other things.
Msgr., an addition to your list. Men are supposed to pray with their heads UNcovered but women are supposed to pray with their heads covered. ?? Continue reading «Just so you know where I’m coming from, I’m 60 years old»