John, you and I know that we can only judge, i.e. discern by the outer form, rather than presume to know the inner state, intention, etc. So we have clothes...... The following may demonstrate how they fit it in. We are all guessing about the presumed state, intention, etc of the priest in question. Have we asked him about his part in this, do we even know the whole story? Or is there something else going on?......How do we so easily react with such pique. I raised this earlier, but I'll spell it out. If Josephine went to a Mass celebrated by SSPX, SSPV, CMRI, and some so-called TLM independents (there is another whole world of TLM Masses outside of the dioscese), and they have a policy to take special responsibility for the distribution of sacraments and the care of the souls of recipients, they may have , what to you may seem a peculiar way of showing it, but a concern about distribution to strangers. But all we are talking about is Josephine's belief she was snubbed. What is the priest's side of the story? We may not be familiar with, know of or agree with positions of these Mass organizations on Vatican II or the changes in all the sacraments. Those changes in the NO Church in the sacraments may predicate, for them, checking a stranger's participation in the traditional rite of Confession and sacramental absolution before receipt of communion in some of these situations. That's the thing to think about. I am not accusing or judging, but we should remember the parable in which the wedding attendee was cast out because they lacked the wedding garment. Obviously that wasn't about clothing but preperation of the soul for meeting God. What else is that about, but the effect of the cleansing of the soul by confession and absolution in order to meet God, in this case in communion. Do we understand how the age-old Catholic sacraments are different from those of Paul VII Novus ordo Church? The clothing in Masses of the organizations named above, where there is an organization- wide, publicly posted policy that spells out the definition of acceptible dress, among other things, may become a red flag that the priest may be meeting a stranger that may be in need of special instruction before being admitted to the sacraments. He probably has a flock to look after, Josephine had herself to manage. I know from personal experience that it takes patience, personal responsibility, some humility,, and understanding to make useful connections in such a situation. To be put off over the issue of jeans is just unfortunate. Simply put, what do you think is the priest's side of the story? I guess we'll never know.