This talk about jeans is giving me a headache. Of course, I might just be dehydrated. Off course, we do realize that we are in the middle of a revolution, right? Having attended, studied, etc, the positions of most of the organizations that provide the TLM, including SSPX, SSPV, CMRI, and the indult mass organizations, there is a key acknowledgement of the priest's perspective on Josephine's predicament that may be lacking. It is because most of us may not know what's going outside our little box. I asked her what organization's Mass she attended for a reason. Let's leave aside the condemnation of the any of the organizations perspectives on our religious problem for the moment. But the priest might very well have looked at her appearance and figured out that she was new to their particular practice of the Faith. It is possible that the priest may have thought he should verify, because of this estimation having to do with her clothing, which may have been appropriate at a NO Mass but against the rules for reception at that chapel, that she had been to, what he held to be valid sacramental confession, before he put that the consequences of disrespect of that responsibility upon her or himself. Most of the traditional Mass chapels are small and personal. So they all talk to the priest. And as in the past the priest does not only have responsibility to defend the sacraments, but the authority to do so as well.
So the more serious question than about whether most people might be able to buy a perfectly servicable suit of clothes at Salvation Army with a little fore thought, is, have we researched all the sources available to understand the perspectives of the points of view in the traditional Catholic movement. This might provide more substance for Josephine's decision, which ever way she chooses. For instance, have we looked at the history of the rite of priestly ordination? I don't just mean the differences between the Traditional and Paul VII rites. And they are different. But the study should include Luther, Cranmer, the popes since then. There is so much scholarly study available. We're just scratching the surface here. The ramifications are enormous. One should learn enough to understand. Are wearing jeans more important that cracking this serious issue. That's why you talk to the priest. He wants to save souls or he shouldn't/wouldn't be there.
In addition, Mary through Lucy of Fatima, warned of several dangers, one of which was the change of fashion that she idicated woud be a severe danger to salvation of souls. Along with the rest of the changes, women in pants is new since the 60s. In terms of Catholic history, that's a wink of the eye, and I bet you figured out that I may be inferring that pants on women may be one of the things she was warning about. Is there any way in the world the unisex thing was not a precursor to acceptance of sodomy, blurring role lines--now you think I'm barking at the moon. People from outside of MT love to hear that, wolf introduction and all.
And alll the above ties into dating and especially into successful participation in the rite of sacramental marriage.