[quote=MariaG]As for more specifics on head coverings, see this jimmyakin.org/2004/07/head_coverings_.html
Seen that, it’s been quite skillfully refuted. Read this:
There is no reason at all to abandon apostolic traditions (meaning we got them from the apostles themselves!!!) The aposltes received their teachings directly from Jesus who is God. The Church does not have to power to reject divinely revealed truths. For example, the Church does not have the power to ordain women. This is something that John Paul II made quite clear, using the same reasoning.
“But what is also to the point, let us note that the very tradition, teaching, and faith of the Catholic Church from the beginning was preached by the Apostles and preserved by the fathers. On this the church was founded; and if anyone departs from this, he neither is, nor any longer ought to be called, a Christian” -St. Athanasius (4th century)
“So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter.”
-2 Thess. 2:15
“Then Jesus approached and said to them, ‘All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.’”
“If anyone rejects any written or unwritten tradition of the church, let him be anathema.” -Fourth Anathema of the Second Council of Nicaea (787A.D.)
[quote=MariaG]Since the Church was given the right to make and change the rules, I don’t see how this is a problem.
I don’t think that I’ve ever been taught that the Church makes rules, but rather the Church preserves those of God. Likewise, the Church cannot change these things other than to develop a deeper meaning of them (not reverse them altogether). The requirement of women wearing headcoverings is very clear in Sacred Scripture! 1 Cor. 11:4-6 “Any man who prays or prophesies with his head covered brings shame upon his head. But any woman who prays or prophesies with her head unveiled brings shame upon her head, for it is one and the same thing as if she had had her head shaved. For if a woman does not have her head veiled, she may as well have her hair cut off. But if it is shameful for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, then she should wear a veil.” How can anyone deny this? Do you really think that the Catholic Church, Orthodox Churches, Mennonites, and Amish have been really misinterpreting this verse for the past 2000 years?! Please give me a good reason why women should not wear headcoverings in light of the Word of God (I have not yet met anyone who can do this). And remember, “Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2