Why Women Ought to Cover
Their Heads in Church
Pauly Fongemie, Web Master
Galatians: Chapter 4
] But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent His Son,
made of a woman, made under the law:
] That He might redeem them who were under the law: that we
might receive the adoption of sons.
1 Corinthians: Chapter 3
] Know you not, that you are the temple of God, and that the
Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
] But if any man violate the temple of God, him shall God
destroy. For the temple of God is holy, which you are.
1 Corinthians: Chapter 11
] Be ye followers of me, as I also am of Christ.
] Now I praise you, brethren, that in all things you are
mindful of me: and keep my ordinances as I have delivered them to you.
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and
the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
] Every man praying or prophesying with his head covered,
disgraceth his head.
But every woman praying or prophesying with her head not covered,
disgraceth her head: for it is all one as if she were shaven.
For if a woman be not covered, let her be shorn. But if it be a shame
to a woman to be shorn or made bald, let her cover her head.
] The man indeed ought not to cover his head, because he is
the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of the man.
] For the man is not of the woman, but the woman of the man.
] For the man was not created for the woman, but the woman for
] Therefore ought the woman to have a power over her head,
because of the angels.
] But yet neither is the man without the woman, nor the woman
without the man, in the Lord.
] For as the woman is of the man, so also is the man by the
woman: but all things of God.
] You yourselves judge: doth it become a woman, to pray unto
] Doth not even nature itself teach you, that a man indeed,
if he nourish his hair, it is a shame unto him?
] But if a woman nourish her hair, it is a glory to her; for
her hair is given to her for a covering.
In her excellent work, ON THE CONTRARY, Chapter 9, "The
Glorious Rib", Solange Hertz teaches us the full implication of the
Testament citations, that is, the order of creation and woman's
purpose; that when women succumbed to the heresy of feminism she
altered God's ordained order in nature, thereby bringing ruin not only
to her true glory but destroying society which is now in spiritual,
moral and social crisis, complete chaos. One of the manifestations of
this disorder is the almost abandoned custom of women covering their
heads in church.
You know, it is very interesting to contemplate how this occurred, at
least in the Catholic Church, here in America. If you are old enough to
recall that when the "New Mass" was imposed on the laity who never
asked for these changes, through deception and with uncharitable means,
there was no corresponding document forbidding the wearing of head
veils or hats for women, who had always worn them. There was something
in the New Mass itself that lent itself to such denudement, that
unleashed a diminished capacity for modesty and a sense of place, as if
the disordering of the Liturgy spread throughout society. When the
ordained order of the altar's orientation and the priest's, was
reversed so contrarily, no where ordered by Vatican II, a nihilism of
violence pervaded every aspect of our Catholic lives, almost
imperceptibly at first, thereby ever the more insidious. As women in
America became more and more immodest in clothing, so did Catholic
women. The confluence of these two events did the rest.
Without any order, command from the priest, women just suddenly stopped
covering their heads at Mass and in church, as if they had given
themselves permission to imitate the old Eve, rather than the new Eve,
Mary. And the rest is history as the saying goes. Even more
interesting to note is the fact that men did not start covering their
heads, but retained the customary practice of removing their hats when
entering the church. In other words, once again the disorder began as
it did in the Garden with the serpent: woman wanting her will, come
Hell or high-water, and Hell it came once more. When women were willing
to degrade their honor in such unfashion, to coin a pun, they became
the objects of every form of degradation: one has only to have read the
news accounts for that last forty years to know what is meant by that
phrase. Removing our head coverings did not cause one direct act of
these degradations, but the removal signaled that we no longer were
interested in modesty as the genteel sex; that the order established by
God was secondary to our will.
Solange Hertz's chapter includes a brilliant synopsis of the two
strengths and weaknesses of the complimentary sexes and the underlying
dynamic that operates in human relations. She also discusses the
importance of hair, using various Scriptural accounts that involve the
importance of matter, specifically hair, including the shorter
hairstyles worn by so many women. For a time I was one of them, when in
rebellion as an early "feminist" who received the merciful grace from
God to wake up in time. I have kept my hair long ever since, but worn
up in the manner appropriate for an old woman, and I dug out my old
mantillas and have worn them ever since.
If you are not covering your heads at Mass and in church, woman, I urge
you to reflect on the above passages from St. Paul and to purchase the
book, link provided once more below, for the precise page where the
book is listed, and read that chapter, which alone is worth the price
of $12.50. Until all women or enough of us are once more covering our
heads in church, sending a clear signal to mankind, that God's ordained
order is essential and cannot be dismissed without ruinous
consequences, chaos will be queen, instead of Our Lady. I have also
provide a link for the purchase of veils, modestly priced, to match the
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