Someone pointed me to this beautiful blog post: I love my chapel veil. I’ve posted before on my own decision to veil (So…veiling). What shocked me wasn’t anything she said, but what had prompted her to write that post: an article claiming that “Head covering is thinly veiled patriarchy.” Loath as I am to give this article more press, it made me want to write more about my own choice.
I cover my head for Mass. I am not married, so I do not do it for my husband. I am not a Traditionalist. I do not do it out of conformity. I do not do it out of necessity. I do it because it is my choice. It has literally nothing to do with anyone outside of me and the Lord.
Take the Brown Scapular for example. It is a devotion and a personal choice, and choosing it for oneself in no way says that everyone should do it. Head covering is the same, it is a personal devotion that one can chose to follow or not. That choice is up to you.
But if you are so threatened by someone else’s personal choices that you feel the need to attack them, then perhaps you should spend less time looking at others and think about yourself for a minute.