From the Pastor

Modesty and the Dignity of Women (part III of V)

09-25-2016Fr. Don Kline, V.F.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Perhaps you have questioned the immodesty that is seen everywhere in the world and unfortunately even in our churches. Some people have asked me about where the Church draws the line and calls a garment immodest? I would like to help clarify some issues concerning what is modest and what is not. I would also like to shed some light on how proper attire can actually glorify God.

Here is what the Church teaches in the catechism about modesty:
“Modesty protects the mystery of persons and their love. It encourages patience and moderation in loving relationships; it requires that the conditions for the definitive giving and commitment of man and woman to one another be fulfilled. Modesty is decency. It inspires one's choice of clothing. It keeps silence or reserve where there is evident risk of unhealthy curiosity. It is discreet.” (CCC 2522).



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