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‘T-shirt wearer’ ponders issue

To the editor:

I have just read a lovely comment ("Better than staying home," Catholic Courier November 2016 print edition) from Ms. Kelley; her comment being in response to another who had commented on people wearing T-shirts to Church. Brava, Ms. Kelley, for reminding us that at least these "T-shirt" folks are going to Church!

However, may I take your comment one step further? I ask us to think about why others’ attire at Mass bothers us so much. To think critically on this, acceptable clothing is a social construct — we, as a group, decide what is OK and what is not. Again, to really dig in here, would we see certain T-shirts — for example one that promotes a social justice issue — as acceptable?

I look at it this way: At least they’re wearing clothes! But really, as long as our hearts and minds are focused on God’s Good Word, what else truly matters?

Hannah Murphy



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