One of the things that bothers us traditional Catholics most, is how little respect women have for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament when they come to mass, weddings, baptisms and 15era’s. They have purposely planned out, purchased, and put on, the sexiest clothing they like, to come to church in. Not all women come dressed to church this way. Thank you to all of you who come to church dressed respectfully to God, yourself and men.
There has to be great pride and vanity in being so blatantly provocatively dressed. Almost every time I have corrected these people, (with great charity), or, at St. Patrick’s, obliged them to put on a simple white robe, they became unglued, angry, crying and revengeful. They did everything they could to get rid of me from the parish where I had been pastor for 10 years. You can just imagine the gossip and comments made about me on Facebook.
It was just like when St. John the Baptist told Herod that he could not live with his brother’s wife. Herodias held a deep hatred for him and retaliated by having his head cut off. This is a very evil sin that some women have of destroying anyone who might tell them what is sinful, (especially a priest). They will see when they die.
But on Herod’ s birthday, the daughter of Herodias danced before them: and pleased Herod. Whereupon he promised with an oath, to give her whatsoever she would ask of him. But she being instructed before by her mother, said: Give me here in a dish the head of John the Baptist. And the king was struck sad: yet because of his oath, and for them that sat with him at table, he commanded it to be given. And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison. And his head was brought in a dish: and it was given to the damsel, and she brought it to her mother. Matthew 14:6-11
There is no way that we can prove to these ladies that what they are doing is sinful. All we can do is quote the Bible when it says that modesty is the fruit of the Holy Spirit and that immodesty is the fruit of the flesh which wars with the Spirit.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are fornication, uncleanness, immodesty, luxury, But the fruit of the Spirit is, charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity, Mildness, faith, modesty, continency, chastity. Galatians 5:19, 22-23.
Instead of agreeing and changing, they get angry and retaliate. Their pride, vanity and need to be noticed, out weighs any moral reasoning. But they will see that God, the Bible and Mary were right and they were wrong, when they die.
Many people, who go to the Latin Mass and wear a veil, will wear immodest clothing at home and in public. God is everywhere. Lust is provoked in men in church as well as in public.
I have never ever heard a woman confess having been tempted lustfully by how a man was dressed. Almost every time I hear confession, some man will tell me of the temptation he is subjected to by the way women dress. Men are completely different creatures from women when it comes to visual things that cause them to lust.
I tell women, if they do not believe me, to ask their husbands, fathers, brothers, if the way women dress does not cause sexual temptations. Women like the attention and men like watching the sexy girls go by. It is a lose lose situation. Both lose their souls. Women do not like watching their boyfriends and husbands checking out other women, yet they will purposely dress to have men check them out.
When I was at St. Patrick’s the men from he Knights of Columbus ordered signs that promoted modesty for those attending church there. As soon as I left, they were disappeared. They wanted everyone to feel welcomed. Please people, offend God.
You can order these signs for your parish from Peter Truong ModestySign@gmail.com or call (562) 400-4027.
We have this sign in English and Spanish on our church doors here at St. Catherine. I am not sure where Fr. Saenz got them from. We are so blessed to traditional Catholics and to want to please God and Mary, not offend them. We do not have to wait for any ‘SURPRISE’ in hell later on. If you have tight pants, short skirts and pants, throw them away. Otherwise you will be tempted to wear them again. Go to confession and confess the sin of provoking men to lust. Men, confess having enjoyed looking at women in lustful ways.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.