Okay this sunday I am going to Mass and bringing my daughter with me. I have not stepped foot in a catholic church since I was 5 (my grandfather took me and then he passed away) long story short my mother refused to baptize me for reasons I don’t think I will ever understand and I now am old enough to go do RCIA and I dont need anyone’s permission.
My grandfather taught me to cover my head to pray as it states we should in the bible but my understanding from a catholic neighbor is that this practice fell out of favour with women in the sixties and its frowned upon now.
I have always covered my head to pray and its ingrained in me to do so, besides the bible says
But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a woman is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. Any man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head, but any woman who prays or prophesies with her head unveiled dishonors her head—it is the same as if her head were shaven. For if a woman will not veil herself, then she should cut off her hair; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her wear a veil.
"For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. (For man was not made from woman, but woman from man. Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.) That is why a woman ought to have a veil on her head, because of the angels....If any one is disposed to be contentious, we recognize no other practice, nor do the churches of God." (1 Corinthians 11:3-10,16)
So what I want to know is if I go this sunday to mass and both myself and my daughter wear veils will this some how be frowned upon by the church and if so why? Logic tells me that women not wanting to veil themselves to pray doesn’t somehow rewrite the bible and therefore there is nothing wrong with me continuing to do so.
Also is there anything else that has changed that I need to be aware of so as not to cause a scene?