Just as a side note .. a little story from my teens. He approached the couple and could not avoid noticing that the bride was extremely well endowed and her wedding gown was extremely low cut. Very quietly he pulled his clean handkerchief from his pocket, shook it to unfold it and placed it across the chest of the bride. The ceremony then began.
Our Lady of Fatima said “certain fashions will be introduced that will offend Our Lord very much.” She also told us in the Fatima Message: “more souls go to hell for sins of the flesh than any other reason.”
You stated facts which the Archdiocese should have stated
Modesty first presupposes respect for the body itself as the Temple of the Holy Ghost (1 Cor. 6:19). or better put, with love and respect for God Himself present in my body, and then charity to one’s neighbor, who can suffer temptations and fall into sin if I do not dress and behave modestly.
The essential guidelines that the Holy See gave in this matter are summed up in the one paragraph which follows: A dress cannot be called decent which is cut deeper than two fingers breadth under the pit of the throat ; which does not cover the arms at least to the elbows; and scarcely reaches a bit beyond the knees. Furthermore, dresses of transparent materials are improper.
Regarding the above statement: AT the direction of Pope PiusXI, Donato Cardinal Sbaretti, Prefect of the Congregation of the Council, on the Feast of the Holy Family (January 12, 1930) issued this rule as to what constitutes modesty in dress. This statement is the most specific and in this sense the most authoritative ever made on the subject of modesty by the Church. No other Pope has changed or modified it. The statement was and still is binding in conscience. Note that the statement gives only the minimum requirements by stating, “A dress cannot be called decent etc…”Richard J Lloyd, “On Christian Modesty: The Natural Guardian of Chastity”, Reprinted from The Remnant, pp.2-3, Cf. Rita Davidson, Immodesty Satan’s Virute, Little Flowers Family Apostolate, 2001 Lanark, ON p. 121
Woe to all of us for what is about to happen, because so goes the Catholic Church so goes the world!
All that I have submitted comes from the informative booklet: Our Lady of Fatima Stressed…MODESTY IN DRESS, which can be obtained from, The Fatima Center. Toll free; 1-800-845-3047
It is truly a shame that the laity are more versed in Roman Catholicism then the clergy. The clergy are lax and laid back, which is why we have the godless man we do in the White House. No murderer can make Just Laws! Fatima will be fulfilled and in fact we are losing our freedoms and Russia is spreading its errors. People are blind; the consecreation had it have been done properly would have resulted in Russia being converted to Catholicism. Our Blessed Lord wanted His mother honored the way she was in 1950 with the establishment of the Feast of the Assumption. The Bishops of the World do not have enough faith, just as John the XXIII ignored Sister Lucia’s writings and request. The nonsense of Vatican II has taken its toll, and most people do not even recognize sin….. Our world is so immoral that most people dress and act like lustful animals! It is in the music, talk, in church, it is everywhere one goes. There is no true charity, only humanism……and immorality. Look at how college students act on spring break, look at what they call beauty contest, no one can watch TV or go to the movies anymore, because of the trash they show as entertainment. Small wonder God is so hurt and unhappy with us. He gave to us His greatest blessings.