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Washington Post examines modesty in church

Catholic World News - July 23, 2013

The Washington Post has published an article on modesty at worship services.

“I know I’m inappropriate, but I’m trying to save time,” said one young woman who attended Sunday Mass on the way to the gym. “I know I’m in the wrong. My mother would not approve. But would it be better that I not come?”

The article discusses an evangelical Protestant “modest is hottest” campaign, which has provoked opposition from some young evangelicals.

“To look at an outfit and say if it’s modest or immodest, I’m not sure you can do that,” Sharon Hodde Miller wrote in Christianity Today. “Modesty is an orientation of the heart, first and foremost.”

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  • Posted by: Defender - Jul. 23, 2013 7:12 PM ET USA

    As much as some won't want to hear it, it wasn't that way prior to and just after VII. Parents would not let their children out the door if they weren't properly dressed, hair combed, etc. The problem today is the raised after VII generation has raised another generation that has no idea what dressing for Mass means (especially in California). Most priests don't say a word in these post-VII churches that look like they're Protestant.

  • Posted by: unum - Jul. 23, 2013 6:06 PM ET USA

    I agree, "Modest is hottest" (and "wife beater" tees don't do a lot for the guys either)!

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