Ok - ground rules - I DO NOT want to discuss the morals of wearing fur, that is not the point of this discussion. :tsktsk:
My question for all you fine people - do you think it is appropriate for a woman to wear an obviously very expensive fur to Mass?
I'm a bit torn on this point myself. There is a woman at our parish who is newly married, in her early 40's, and has a really very beautiful full length fox that surely cost thousands of dollars. She wears this with a fur headband that matches the coat.
Then there are a number of older women who wear long mink coats of an older style.
The first woman looks horribly ostentatious and overly showy for Mass, in what is an inner city parish in one of the poorest areas of the city. Granted, the parishioners commute from the suburbs,, but I still think it is embarrassing for her to wear such a display to Mass. But the other ladies just look like little old ladies in old fur coats. I'm not sure why one bothers me but the other doesn't. I'm certainly not jealous (I had considered this) because I have no desire to own such a coat, even if I could. I'm just not sure where I stand on this, and wondering what others feel about.
Or is it just no big deal and wearing our best for Christ should not make a difference? My husband asked what if a man wore an Armani suit worth thousands of dollars, would I still feel the same - I said no.
So - help me unconfuse myself! :blush: