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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?

Yolly

  { 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.

For more information, see:

Eric

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