I notice the Catholic Church allows women in churches to have their heads uncovered and to speak and use their voices, either as a lector, or as a cantor/ singer in church choir.
In one book of the new testament ( I cant recall which) there is a specific injunction against women using their voice in a church, and covering their heads as well as them " not permitted to teach or have authority over a man!"
Before Vatican II it seems the Church acknowledged this part of scripture, by having the chapel veils, and by not having women say any part of the scripture from the pulpit. Now it is changed.
My big question is why can the church change that? Did the new testament injunctinon was not to be taken "literally"? If not how then, should it have, and should be understood by faithful Catholics?