I just read a post by a Catholic man that asked women to consider wearing dresses and skirts. I thought it was really well done. I found out about it on The Thinking Housewife. One of her readers brought it up because it caused such a controversy with some other Catholic bloggers. So I read what a few of those bloggers had to say and a sampling of the comments that their readers submitted.
I was embarrassed for Catholicism. Not because of the arguments, but because of the overall lack of charity in expressing disagreement. These Catholics not only didn't have the courtesy to give a fellow Catholic the benefit of the doubt in the way they interpreted what he wrote, they insulted him personally. For the record, I did not get the same understanding from his post that the other bloggers did on the points that they were so furious about. It made me wonder if they really read it carefully before they responded. Ditto for most of the commenters.
I've heard most of the reasons for and against women wearing pants. So there was really nothing new as far as that argument goes. Anyone who has read my blog knows that I think wearing modest but beautifully feminine dresses and skirts is the best. I don't understand why Catholics can't, for the good of the Church and their own souls, present their sides charitably and agree to disagree about this topic, no matter what side they take.