Religion: Lipstick

Before receiving the Blessed Sacrament at Mass, a Roman Catholic must have fasted strictly since the midnight before. So also must an Anglican. Lipstick may be partly vegetable, may be licked or sucked into the mouth. Therefore, a woman lipsticked should not be given the sacrament, for fear she has broken her fast.

This conclusion was the most notable of those reached by Catholic and Anglican clergymen who, in three places in England during the fortnight past, warned female communicants to mend their ways.

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