Mexico archbishop: Keep Mass attire modest, respectful

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Archbishop Jesus Carlos Cabrero Romero of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, has called on Catholics to dress appropriately at Mass and avoid turning liturgical celebrations into “fashion shows.”

According to the newspaper Pulso, Archbishop Cabrero Romero warned against coming to Mass in miniskirts or with low necklines, which he said is disrespectful “to the Eucharist and to the word of God.”

When we come to church for Mass, a wedding, a confirmation or a baptism, he explained,

“we are going to a religious act and we have to be respectful of what we are celebrating…So let's not take advantage of these ceremonies in order to hold fashion shows.”

Dress for Mass should be modest and not distracting, the archbishop said.

He explained that “while our minds and the prayers are what's most important, respect for the others in attendance is also relevant.”

Archbishop Cabrero Romero’s comments came on the heels of the diocesan synod, during which the vicar general of Aguascalientes, Father Raul Sosa, asked the faithful to “have respect and dignity for religious celebrations, such as weddings, baptisms and graduations.”

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