Article 65 – Marriage and Fashion

First Published in ‘The Catholic Voice’, Ireland, July 2016

Latin Union of High Fashion

I want to finish off this look at modesty by returning to Pope Pius XII’s address to the Latin Union of High Fashion of November 1957. That the Pope agreed to address this group shows us that modesty and fashion are not mutually exclusive ideas in Catholic thought. The portrayal of modesty as frumpy and old maidish is another lie of the devil which is used to steer people, particularly women, away from modest dress. Let us not allow ourselves to be fooled by these deceitful tactics of the enemy.… Read the rest

Article 53 – Marriage! The Virtue of Purity

First Published in ‘The Catholic Voice’, Ireland, January 2016

Extraordinary Statement

The second chapter of the Book of Genesis ends with an extraordinary statement. It is extraordinary for several reasons. On account of its simplicity, on account of its subject matter, on account of its profundity and, on account of the fact that in today’s world it is easily overlooked and misunderstood. Here is that statement.

“And they were both naked: to wit, Adam and his wife: and were not ashamed.” (Genesis 2:25)

So What?

Many will say “so they were in their nudes, what’s the big deal?” It is chapter 3 of Genesis, which tells us of the fall of Adam, that will give us the key to understanding this extraordinary statement.… Read the rest