Its not just a church, but a shrine: the Santuario Nacional de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe in Sacramento, Ca.
A poster advertising the dress code was first posted three years ago. However, this year it was decided to put them up throughout the church.
The posters feature only photos of women. What about the men: Do they always dress appropriately?
“We don’t seem to have a problem with the men,” Lino said, choosing his words carefully. He is not saying all men are great dressers, he added. “But I haven’t seen a man come in with a low-cut shirt,” he said.
Otero always wears the priest uniform of black clericals and collar. He also wears a long-sleeve black jacket – even in 100-degree-plus weather. “This is what people expect, and it shows respect,” he said.
Photo by Renée C. Byer of the Sacramento Bee.