My husband and I are converts to Catholicism from evangelical Protestantism. We were received into the Church in 2004.
From the very beginning, I have deliberately stepped aside in the aisle and indicated that my HUSBAND should go first, and I follow him.
He is the head of our house, and my act is a way of recognizing this and telling him that I accept his headship over our household.
This is also my way of telling God that I respect HIS authority and the earthly authorities that He has placed over me, mainly His Church.
I never worry that my husband will misuse his God-granted authority. Here’s why:
HE was the first of us to be “ready” to become Catholic, and I told him back then to go ahead and get confirmed and hopefully someday I would be ready.
He said, “No.” He would not enter the Church alone, but would wait for me to be ready and we would go in together.
This kindness and sacrifice on his part was a major factor in helping me to be ready to convert to Catholicism and commit to Christ’s Church.
I know that some women wear head-coverings to demonstrate their submissiveness. For me, it’s following my husband to Communion.