A.C.J. A.M.D.G. B.V.M.
J.M.J. + +
Dear Friends in Christ,
A Friend of mine sent me the following email and I was wondering if any of you could help me to find some way to respond to her…
"I just wanted to let you know that I’m praying very hard for you
and I hope you can think clearly enough to write out a response soon.
Also, something important I forgot to say in my last email. After
talking all about how the Church has no rules or “measurements” for modesty
and that we aren’t obliged to always wear skirts and dresses and never
pants, I want to point out that a lot of reasons why many Catholics think
they must always wear skirts and dresses and never pants and clothes that
are very unattractive is coming from Amish, Puritan, Mennonite, SSPX (if you
want more info on that, I can send it to you), which is not in communion
with the Church, even Muslim, and other religions like that which are
non-Catholic. Shouldn’t we set the example since we have the True Religion?
Should we try to support them by wearing clothes like what they wear? It is
also interesting to note that the biggest “Catholic” supporters of women
wearing only skirts are members of SSPX, especially SSPX priests and
bishops. Again, should we show our support? Dressing like that is putting a
bad face on us, as Catholics. Non-Catholics will look at Catholics dressed
this way and might say, “Oh, those are those Catholics. They dress like
Amish.” or “Are those people Mennonite?” or even “Is there any difference
between Catholicism and Muslimism (sp?)?”.
Well, that is basicly it…Many thanks…
Yours in Christ through Mary,