Question from Mary on 4/17/2008:
It is my understanding that it is disrespectful for women to wear a hat or covering on their heads to church. Is it appropriate to wear a hat or covering on ones head to church?
Answer by Fr. Jay Toborowsky on 4/25/2008:
I've never heard that it was "dis" respectful for women to wear a head covering in Church. Up until the 1970s, it was the norm for a woman to wear a head covering in church. We have lost all aspects of etiquette in our society, and I think people assume that, because we tell our men and boys to remove their hats when they are indoors, that women should do the same. Not so.