Good on Fr Pfeiffer for this. Even in Ireland girls have started to not wear a veil and wear trousers.
I was a bit scandalized to see an advertisement online for a
T-shirt design that says eringobraless on it, instead of Erin Go
Bragh! It's really sad to see our culture go down the drain.
11 years ago when I arranged for a TLM for my father's
Requiem Mass, my cousins and aunts came who were
nieces and sisters of my father, all Catholics, but all Newchurch.
I asked them to please bring a veil or borrow one that I had
supplied at the door. None of them did so. Even one that I
had socialized with a lot as teens, looked at me when I asked
her and turned and walked into the chapel with pants and no
veil. They think they're making a political statement.
They all STOOD UP for the Consecration. Hardly anyone knelt
for anything at all. Most of them didn't know when to keel or
stand. My friends who are TLM regulars came but they were
seated in the back rows, where the Newchurchers toward
the front couldn't see them. so there were a bunch of people
in the back rows doing a lot of keeling and almost everyone
in the front rows were sitting or standing all the time, as if they
were all protestants, although only two or three were
My aunt, my cousin's mother, told me that her husband, who
had passed away a few years previous, "would have loved to
have a traditional Mass for his funeral." I wanted to tell her
that my father would have loved to have her wear a veil at HIS
Sometimes common decency prohibits saying the obvious!
I had no response to her, at all. She is my aunt, and I've known
her all my life, but at that moment I had utterly nothing to say.
This was alarming to me, but it happened.