Do males wear ball caps, beanies and/or hoodies during Mass at your parish? One of our cantors wears a hoodie (over his head) in the sanctuary until just before Mass begins.
I softly told another guy wearing a ball cap in the communion line that “males don’t wear head coverings inside of Catholic churches.” He immediately removed it and seemed thankful and possibly a touch embarrassed.
When the candidates for confirmation stood before the faithful inside of the sanctuary, two of the teen males were wearing ball caps.
The cantor is 20 or so, and the guy in line for communion was 40-50. Are things truly getting that crude in society that people aren’t aware that wearing a ball cap or a hoodie with the hood up in a Catholic church is not acceptable behavior?
The sad thing is I can see this behavior “just taking root” in my parish right now. Within 5 years it will become widely accepted, unless a future pastor says something and by then it will be all the more difficult, there will be more resentment, etc.