Saturday, October 27, 2007

What would Padre Pio say about today's fashions?

St. Padre Pio dismissed from his confessional, before they could step inside, all women he judged to be incorrectly dressed. By 1967, on some mornings, he turned them away one after another, until he ended up confessing very few. His brethren noticed this with a certain unease, then decided to post on the door of the church a warning: “By Padre Pio’s explicit wish, women must enter the confessional wearing skirts AT LEAST 8 INCHES BELOW THE KNEE. It is forbidden to borrow longer dresses in church to wear to the confessional."


ignorant redneck said...

I wish more Catholic men would follow his example and push for female modesty. If we didn't reward immodesty with our attention, it would decrease.

uncle jim said...

You got that right ... just wish the rest of us would.

Hidden One said...

Great improvement from 8 inches above the knee!