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Yolly wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • What does the Bible say about women covering their hair/head?
  • Are Catholic women required by the Bible to cover their face, hair, or head?


  { Are Catholic women required by the Bible to cover their face, hair, or head? }

Eric replied:

Hi, Yolly —

This is covered in 1 Corinthians 11 which says that women should cover their heads and men should not.

The Holy See made a determination a few years ago that this does not pertain to the deposit of faith but was a matter of culture and Church discipline. It was in effect in the 1917 Code of Canon Law but this was abolished in 1983 and not restored in the new code.

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