Below is the modesty Dress Code enforced for entry into Saint Peter's Basilica.
The dress code forbids:
- hats for lay men inside the basilica
- shorts/skirts above the knees
- sleeveless shirts
- shirts exposing the navel
- shirts for women that expose cleavage
- shirts which contain profanity
- excessive jewelry
- The use of mobile phones is also prohibited, as is smoking.
The sad thing is that people (especially mothers) used to have a cultured sense of decency. Nowadays this has been lost so that grown men and women see nothing wrong with entering a church half clad. The solution is not to judge and shame others but to bring about a re-education on what is modest and appropriate.
I appreciate your balanced and carefully weighed thoughts on this matter.
PS: Our Lady's words at Fatima in 1917: "Certain styles and fashions are being introduced which gravely offend My Divine Son."
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