Chastity

Modesty of Dress and the Love of God: An Effective Way to Defend the Family

“I love vulgarity. Good taste is death, vulgarity is life.” These words by English fashion designer Mary Quant, who took credit for inventing the miniskirt and hot pants, reveal one of the most important, though rarely pointed out, aspects of the “fashion revolution” that started in the sixties: vulgarity.1 Indeed, fashions have increasingly tended toward …

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Humanae Vitae: The Encyclical that Condemned the Sexual Revolution

On 25 July, the feast of Saint James the Apostle, the Church observes the anniversary of the publication of the Encyclical Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life), by Pope Paul VI [in 1968].1 The Sexual Revolution The context of the encyclical letter was the Sexual Revolution of the mid-sixties. Fashion, literature and the entertainment industry all …

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