The other day Francis said that lace was against the Church. HERE Lace is against the Church! Against the Council. It’s even against your mothers.
Francis, however, used lace.
The alb of St. Francis (who lived from A.D. 1181-1226) is preserved in the convent of St. Clare in Assisi. Here is a look at it:
If you are perhaps thinking that is just some sort of brocaded textile apparel, here is a closer look where you will see the actual lace work.
Clearly, St. Francis didn’t know the that lace was bad for the Church and for mothers.