DAILY CATHOLIC     THURSDAY     October 29, 1998     vol. 9, no. 212

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COLOMBIAN PRIEST: INAPPROPRIATE CLOTHES? NO COMMUNION

          BOGOTA (CWNews.com) - A priest in Colombia said on Tuesday that parishioners who show up to Mass wearing skimpy or inappropriate clothing will be refused Communion.

          Father Glotario Emer, pastor of San Luis Beltran Church in Baranquilla, said: "I'm not demanding that they dress in luxury, just decently. He added that there were theological reasons to demand certain minimum standards of dress. "A low cut blouse is one thing. But if it's a cut where you can see the breasts, and where the belly is shown, I think it's inconsiderate for people to dress like that," he said.

          He also cited instances of parishioners showing up to Mass "in slippers, gym shorts, undershirts, and sometimes almost in their pajamas." Father Emer said he understood that the tropical heat drives people to seek relief, but added that the faithful must observe a degree of solemnity and respect.


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October 29, 1998       volume 9, no. 212
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