Fatima is a dreadful ultimatum to the world to stop sinning. The enormity of mankind’s rebellion against God and God’s infinite hatred of sin is the foundation of the Fatima message. In His infinite mercy, God gives the world one last hope in the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Vision of Fatima). If you don’t know what happened at Fatima, Portugal in 1917, find
Imprimatur dated Sept. 24, 1956“A dress cannot be called decent which is cut deeper than two fingers breadth under the pit of the throat; which does not cover the arms at least to the elbows; and scarcely reaches a bit beyond the knees. Furthermore, dresses of transparent materials are improper.”(The Cardinal Vicar of Pius XII)
To say that “…modesty is a matter of custom” is just as wrong as to say that, “…honesty is a matter of custom.” Pope Pius XII
St. Padre Pio and Modesty
Padre Pio wouldn’t tolerate low-necked dresses or short, tight skirts, and he forbade his spiritual daughters to wear transparent stokings. Each year his severity increased. He stubbornly dismissed them from his confessional, even before they set foot inside, if he judged them to be improperly dressed. On some mornings he drove away one after another, until he ended up hearing very few confessions. His brothers observed these drastic purges with certain uneasiness and decided to fasten a sign on the church door;
Let us avoid the slightest danger of offending God in this area or of being an occasion of temptation for our neighbor. May the fashions of the world not be the model for our attire, but rather the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Saints.
Let us follow the Standards of Modesty in Dress, and remember the words of Our Lady to blessed Jacinta Marto of Fatima ………..
,.…”the sins which bring most souls to hell are the sins of the flesh. Certain fashions are going to be introduced which will offend Our Lord very much…the Church has no fashions; Our Lord is always the same…”
“Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you, save souls”. She was probably foreseeing the explosion of obscenity to come in the mass media, many decades later.
It is remarkable that a poor village boy, who couldn’t pass his exams in the
seminary, later became a universal symbol of the Church’s clergy. John Vianney
reminds us that the true love of Christ can powerfully manifest itself through
guileless prayer and service. This St. Vianney was extremely caring regarding modest
dressing. He once called the parent of girls who wear immodest dress: “Useless
parents. Let the Curse of God fall on you similar to a lightening.” He added
don’t come to the Church after doing this immoral activity.
2521… Modesty means refusing to unveil what should remain hidden. It is ordered to chastity to whose sensitivity it bears witness. It guides how one looks at others and behaves toward them in conformity with the dignity of persons and their solidarity.2522…. Modesty is decency. It inspires ones choice of clothing. It keeps silence or reserve where there is evident risk of unhealthy curiosity. It is descreet. (italics CM)2523. There is a modesty of the feelings as well as of the body…. Modesty inspires a way of life which makes it possible to resist the allurements of fashion and the pressures of prevailing ideologies.
It can very well be that a woman can be very devout, but dressing immodestly because she is forced to be part of the culture.Unfortunately in today’s culture of radical feminism, women wan’t to be totally free, even to the point of ignoring such basic principles of morality. Radical feminism is a poison from the devil, who first poisoned Eve in the garden.
It has undergone a rapid profanation especially in the 1960′s – and has turned out to be a culture of death(Pope John Paul II) which is lacking Love (Pope Benedict XVI).
LORD Jesus Christ, Son of the Father, send now your spirit upon the earth. Let the Holy Spirit live in the hearts of all nations that they may be preserved from degeneration, disaster and war. May the Lady of All Nations, who once was Mary, be our Advocate. Amen.
Inspired by the Joynet October Rosary chain, we started chain rosary in Dec 2011 in our company. As far as I remember, it was also started as a preparation for Christmas. Any way we continued to be a part of the chain for an year.
It was really coincident that we gathered together around on – Dec First 2012. I belive, this gathering named ‘Right shift’ was really a fruitful gathering. I feel its very pleasant that we were able to gather together at POC, Palarivattom, as its the official departmental area of Kerala Catholic Church.
Many families from our company gathered together at POC. It was very inspiring that their Kids joining together to play around, irrespective of the age.: )
The main resources were:
1. Fr. Jose Uppani(Former Director of Chittoor Retreat Centre)
2. Bearly Earnest KYCT
3. Prejomy(Our joynet meber from algeria) , Wife and 4 Kids.
4. Renjith Antony(An IT professional converted from Hindu religion)
5. Shygan Chettan – Music
The support given to us from the POC authorities inspired us much. Especially, Fr. Jaison the KCBC, Youth commission director extended his tremendous help to us. Also the JYIO has extended there help in many technical things. The JY infopark and Kerala leadership helped us in finding many resources for the program. Fr. Uppani and team also helped us in finding resources for the program. We thank the joynet members and other charismatic leaders, Shalom etc for their extended prayer support to us.
Lets pray that this will be a starting point for the evangelisation of Professionals.
Communalism is a very dangerous attitude for a society. It was the policy of Devide and Rule by foreign countries. When Muslim League asked for the Minister, many congress leaders like V.D. Satheesan, TN Prathapan, Ramesh Chennithalla. Muraleedharan etc viewed it in the views of Religion and its really dangerous. It is really dangerous that these leaders are seeing everythings in the eyes of religion. Muslime Leage a Party with half the no. of MLA compared to Congress Party has the right to get 50 percent of Ministers that the Congress part has. And they will ask for it. In the same way Congress can also make many argumentsbased on party strength and the conciderations that has to be given to other small parties also. But it should be based on the head count of Muslim MLAs.
Alcohol is a Social hazard and it has to be banned in every form iclduing Toddy and foreign liqour. This is not just the stand of Muslim Leage, but the stand of all Religionsa dn good people who is against social Evils. Its really dangerous that Ramesh chennithala and some Congress leaders seeing this also in the eyes of Religion. They are supporting social evils like toddy.