You live in the US the same as myself. What music is popular in our culture today and would you say that music accurately reflects the spirituality of our culture? I think it does perfectly. His example of Gregorian Chant as being the highest form of music isn’t used because it’s “Western” but because it is a perfect example of music as being used to glorify God. He would say the same about Byzantine Chant or any other form of Chant that honors God according to His dignity. If a cultures chant doesn’t do this then how is it anything but degenerate? Immodesty is immoral but what makes something or someone immodest deals with subject and circumstance. The reason why the artwork on the Sistine Chapel is not seen as immodest is because the manner in which the human body is shown is done in such a way that does not lead us to lust. John Paul II stated: “In the course of the various eras, beginning from antiquity—and above all in the great period of Greek classical art—there are works of art whose subject is the human body in its nakedness. The contemplation of this makes it possible to concentrate, in a way, on the whole truth of man, on the dignity and the beauty—also the “suprasensual” beauty—of his masculinity and femininity. These works bear within them, almost hidden, an element of sublimation. This leads the viewer, through the body, to the whole personal mystery of man. In contact with these works, where we do not feel drawn by their content to “looking lustfully,” which the Sermon on the Mount speaks about, we learn in a way that nuptial meaning of the body which corresponds to, and is the measure of, “purity of heart.” That’s not what he’s saying. When he used effeminate in relation to mans nature he’s only specifically speaking about men. You know that men, as being called to be patriarchs, are therefor called to do what is tough. A man who refuses to do what is tough is going against the natural law for why he exists. Women are likewise called to be tough in their own regard but not to the extent that it goes beyond their feminine nature and becomes masculine. An example of this would be a woman not submitting to her husband as a patriarch of the family. That would be a woman who’s gone beyond her feminine nature to do what is masculine. Mary was strong but she never circumvented Joseph’s authority. Mary is the greatest human saint; however, there was still certain things God would only allow to go through Joseph and this would include the vision to move himself, Mary, and Christ in order to protect his family. Again, see above. I don’t think he’s off on judging character by the music one listens to. Of course there can be exceptions to the rule but not so much for the majority.