I just received an e-mail from a group of laity that men may not wear jeans and must wear dress shirts only. This is referring to daily life and not just while attending Mass. There is a story behind this I have been told. Something of a certain person bringing the protestant attitude into traditionalist circles. It isn't my place to post details about this but rather stick to the point. The laity may be trying to make up there own modesty rules something to the effect that: if you wear jeans and t-shirts you are not really a traditionalist. Coincidently, the last time I visited one of the homes of one of these lay friends I was traveling after a job proposition while wearing jeans.
Does anybody have any authoritave links on this to help me combat this creeping puritanism in lay traditionalist lay circles?
It looks like somebody has too much time on their hands.
Which chapel is that?
It's not really important who said it, I don't think.
I hope you don't take me as being rude, just saying that I don't think it's necessary. This isn't the consensus of the entire chapel, just someone who happens to be coordinating the chapel and their will that they wish to impose.
It is highly unlikely that any member reading this thread will be presented with the opportunity to attend at this chapel, and if they did the lack of ventilation in tropical weather and crowded space would be more important to advise them of then the flimsy little egos.