Spirit Daily excerpts from The Unveiled Woman:
It is an honor to wear the veil. But by publicly repudiating it, a woman dishonors her feminine dignity, her sign of female subjection, just as the military officer is dishonored when he is stripped of his decorations.
In summary, the reasons that St. Paul advises women to cover their heads in the church are:
- Our Lord commanded it;
- It is a visible sign of an invisible order established by God;
- The Angels at mass are offended if women don’t use it;
- It is a ceremonial vestment;
- It is our heritage.
Wow - another set of rules.
I wonder... with this type of thinking, can women even be saved?
From today's first reading at Mass: "Brothers and sisters: For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery." - Galatians 5:1
FYI: Before Jackie Kennedy, very few American women of Northern European ancestry ever wore mantillas, much less a veil - unless it was netting that was attached to a hat. WRONG! I was just informed Catholic school girls in St. Paul wore chap-caps and veils back in 1945! Oh! My! Gosh!