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#178 – HEAD COVERINGS
"But every woman praying or prophesying with her head not covered, disgraceth her head: for it is all one as if she were shaven.. Therefore ought the woman to have a power over her head, because of the angels." - 1 Corinthians 11:5,10
WOMEN MUST WEAR
"My child, tell all to act as good example in My Son's House. Women must wear a head covering in the holy places and in prayer. It is not because of custom; it is because the angels demand proper deportment during the Holy Sacrifice." - Our Lady, May 29, 1976
SIGN OF REVERENCE
"Observe: Women shall be meek in the presence of their husbands. We hear the call of 'liberation'! Whom shall woman be liberated to but satan!
"A man, as a figure of the Christ, my child, shall be the head of his household. So it is from the Lord.
"A woman shall adorn herself not in pearls and braided hair, but in goodness and piety and good example to her children. A woman will not expose her body as a pagan. What manner of example has she given to her children? Woe to the parent who brings scandal to her children!
"Woman, remove your arrogance! You are searching in darkness. As a sign of reverence, you will cover your head. It is not that I call it custom, my children; it is that the angels demand this in the presence of the Sacrifice, Mass!" - St. Paul, March 22, 1975
Veronica - St. Theresa is pointing to some who are approaching the altar railing, and she is pointing to their hair. There are five girls. They look like they haven't anything on their heads.. - Veronica, February 1, 1972
1 CORINTHIANS 11
Veronica - Now also in relation to a woman's head being covered during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and proper deportment within the portals of Holy Church where Jesus is residing. Now I am sure that our liberationists would not go along with us in this respect. However, this would actually signify that much of the liberation movement is being directed by satan, and not by God. Now the headdress for women--this is Saint Paul to the Corinthians, Chapter 11:
Now I praise you, brethren, because in all things you are mindful of me and hold fast my precepts as I gave 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, disgraces his head. But every woman praying or prophesying with her head uncovered disgraces her head, for it is the same as if she were shaven. A man indeed ought not to cover his head because he is the image and glory of God. But woman is the glory of man. For man is not from woman, but woman from man. (Made from man by God.) For man was not created for woman, but woman for man. This is why the woman ought to have a sign of authority over her head, because of the angels.
In other words, Saint Paul is saying that it's not just custom. This is the excuse given by the liberation movement to stop the head covering of women in the Church. Well, they say that it is custom only in Saint Paul's time. But that is not true because Saint Paul explains, and these are the words direct from God through Saint Paul, that you must have your head covered. It is proper deportment in the eyes of the angels. - Veronica, April 1, 1978
ST. PAUL: YOU DERIDE HIM
"You must read the Bible and act upon it. Cast not aside the teachings of the founders of My Son's Church. Saint Paul, you revile and deride him. You cast him aside, and why? So that you can write and rewrite the words of your God to suit your own basic carnal human nature." - Our Lady, July 25, 1977
"You will make it known to the world, My child, that the Father is much distressed by the manner in which His Son, My Son, comes to you in the Eucharist. Many are bringing Him with disrespect.
"Do not discount in your daily lives the little things, My children, for they add up and make a multitude of offenses to the Father. The angels command respect to My Son. You will cover your heads when you pray." - Our Lady, November 23, 1974
NOT BECAUSE OF FASHION
"My children, you must join your hands in reverence at the Sacrifice of My Son. It is an expression of love, gratitude, and respect. Reverence and respect and holiness must be returned to My Son's houses, churches throughout the world-reverence, holiness, and respect from the beginning to the end of the Sacred Service.
"Women must keep their heads covered, My child. It is not because of fashion or modes; it is because the Eternal Father and the angels demand proper deportment during the Holy Sacrifice. It offends the heart of My Son much to see that satan has taken away so much piety and holiness in His churches throughout the world." - Our Lady, September 6, 1975
MARK OF RESPECT
"Women must adorn themselves in modesty. Pagan practices of diabolical music is not condoned by the Eternal Father, nor shall We condone dancing and all manner of worldly entrance within the holy houses of God.
"Woman must cover her head. It is a mark of respect required in the House of God. This, the angels demand." - Our Lady, March 18, 1975
"The irreverence given to My Son in His houses upon earth cry out to Heaven for vengeance! Women, you will not disport yourself in nakedness in My Son's House! You will cover your heads--not because you come in vanity, thinking that your hair is a beauty, or the crowning glory of your being! Look to your soul to be your crowning glory. Your hair will be covered with the worms just as your body will enter into the dust. Better that you spend your time shining your soul than glorifying your body.
"Cover your body before My Son! Do not defame and disgust Him by your presence and your acceptance of His divinity! Why, you are naked like pagans! Cover your heads! You do not follow the modernism and modes of an evil generation. No! The angels demand that all respect be given to the divinity of the Son of God in the houses throughout the world.
"Do not discount in your daily lives the little things, My children, for they add up and make a multitude of offenses to the Father. The angels command respect to My Son. You will cover your heads when you pray." - Our Lady, August 14, 1974
NOT A MERE CUSTOM
"My children, My Son, His heart is pierced by the manner in which many come to His House with disrespect, apathy, and using His House as a meeting place for all manner of abominations. In due respect on this night of the feast of the high angels in the eternal Kingdom, they demand--and Michael commands--that women must cover their heads during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. It is not through custom that this is asked of you. Do not be deluded by satan, My children. Women must cover their heads in respect for the Sacrifice of My Son, in respect for all laws of your God and not of man; for man now, My children, is setting up his own laws, his own rules, and man shall destroy himself in this manner." - Our Lady, September 28, 1976
COMMAND OF THE ANGELS
"My heart is torn, My children, at the manner in which you do honor to My Son in His House! The angels demand proper deportment during the Holy Sacrifice of My Son. A woman must have her head covered. It is the command of the angels who are present at the Holy Sacrifice. All flesh and nakedness shall burn with the Ball of Redemption. Cover your bodies! They are temples of the Holy Ghost!" - Our Lady, November 19, 1977
"My children, We ask that all women during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass have their heads covered. It is demanded of all by the angels who assist My Son, who are there at the consecration and the reception of the Eucharist. It is not because of custom that this is asked of you, but because the angels, who demand proper deportment during the Holy Sacrifice, are present and watch the Eucharist." - Our Lady, July 15, 1978
A DEFIANT ACT
"It is a defiant act, My children, that women no longer cover their heads at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. They will not obey, for they cannot understand that man must not change the wording of the Bible. Man and the hierarchy must not change the wording of the Bible to suit mankind's instincts. No! The hierarchy must lead the sheep upon the road to Heaven through the plan of the Eternal Father, and this plan has been written in His good Book, the Bible. If you choose to strike out on your own and form a new Bible and a new way, you are doomed to disappointment and destruction. And worst of all, it will be soul destruction!" - Our Lady, July 15, 1978
Elected in 67 A.D. as the second Pope of the Catholic Church, he died in 76 A.D. and is buried near the tomb of St. Peter. Pope Linus forbade women to enter a church with uncovered heads. During his pontificate, the evangelists St. Luke and St. Mark were martyred.
St. Irenaeus (120-202 A.D.)
Irenaeus translates 1 Corinthians 11:10 as follows: "A woman ought to have a veil [kalumma] upon her head, because of the angels." (St. Irenaeus, Against Heresies, Book 1, 8:2, cited in The Ante-Nicene Fathers, A. Cleveland Cox, ed., The Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1885, I:327).
Tertullian (160-215 A.D.)
In commenting on 1 Corinthians 11:4,5, Tertullian notes, "Behold two diverse names, Man and Woman 'every one' in each case: two laws, mutually distinctive; on the one hand (a law) of veiling, on the other (a law) of baring." (Tertullian, On The Veiling Of Virgins, cited in The Ante-Nicene Fathers, A. Cleveland Cox, ed., The Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1885, IV:32)
Tertullian argues in his essay On The Veiling Of Virgins that the command that women cover their heads during prayer is not based on custom: "I will show in Latin also that it behooves our virgins to be veiled from the time that they have passed the turning-point of their age: that this observance is exacted by truth, on which no one can impose prescription--no space of items, no influence of persons, no privilege of regions. For these, for the most part are the sources whence, from some ignorance or simplicity, custom finds its beginning; and then it is successfully confirmed by usage, and thus is maintained in opposition to truth. But our Lord Christ surnamed Himself Truth, not custom.. Herein consists the defense of our opinion, in accordance with Scripture, in accordance with nature, in accordance with discipline. Scripture founds the law; nature joins to attest it; discipline exacts it. Which of these (three) does a custom founded on (mere) opinion appear in behalf of or what is the color of the opposite view? God's is Scripture; God's is nature; God's is discipline. Whatever is contrary to these is not God's. If Scripture is uncertain, nature is manifest; and concerning nature's testimony Scripture cannot be uncertain. If there is doubt about nature, discipline points out what is more sanctioned by God. For nothing is to Him dearer than humility; nothing more acceptable than modesty; nothing more offensive than 'glory' and the study of men-pleasing."
St. Clement of Alexandria (153-217 A.D.)
Clement also understands the words in 1 Corinthians 11:5 to refer to a veil of fabric and not to a woman's hair: "And she will never fall, who puts before her eyes modesty, and her shawl.. For this is the wish of the Word, since it is becoming for her to pray veiled." (The Instructor, Book III, Chapter XI)
St. John Chrysostom (340-407 A.D.)
St. John Chrysostom was the great preacher of Antioch. The following excerpts are taken from Homily XXVI (1 Corinthians 11:2-16). St. John Chrysostom identifies the problem St. Paul addresses in 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 as "Their women used to pray and prophesy unveiled and with their head bare." Especially to the point of a woman needing a separate head covering other than her long hair (cf. 1 Cor. 11:15) is the following remark: "'And if it be given her for a covering,' say you, 'wherefore need she add another covering?' That not nature only, but also her own will may have part in her acknowledgment of subjection. For that thou oughtest to be covered nature herself by anticipation enacted a law. Add now, I pray, thine own part also, that thou mayest not seem to subvert the very laws of nature; a proof of most insolent rashness, to buffet not only with us, but with nature also." (St. John Chrysostom, Homily XXVI:2; cited in The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Philip Schaff, ed., Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co., XIII:149)
St. Jerome (345-429 A.D.)
Though Scripture does not endorse the practice of virgins shaving their heads (rather the Scriptures condemn such a practice in 1 Corinthians 11:14-15), nevertheless St. Jerome clearly understood St. Paul to be teaching that a woman ought to wear a fabric head covering upon her head: "It is usual in the monasteries of Egypt and Syria for virgins and widows who have vowed themselves to God and have renounced the world and have trodden under foot its pleasures, to ask the mothers of their communities to cut their hair; not that afterwards they go about with heads uncovered in defiance of the apostles command" [1 Corinthians 11:5]. (St. Jerome, Letter CXLVII:5, cited in The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Philip Schaff, ed., Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co., VI:292)
St. Augustine (354-430 A.D.)
"It is not becoming even in married women to uncover their hair, since the apostle commands the women to keep their heads covered.. For she is instructed for this very reason to cover her head, which he is forbidden to do because he is the image of God." (St. Augustine, On the Trinity, Book XII, Chapter 7, verse 9)
1917 Code of Canon Law
"Men, in a church or outside a church, while they are assisting at sacred rites, shall be bare-headed, unless the approved mores of the people or peculiar circumstances of things determine otherwise; women, however, shall have a covered head and be modestly dressed, especially when they approach the table of the Lord." (Canon 1262, §2)
Pope Paul VI, 1969
From an article from The Atlanta Journal (June 21, 1969) entitled, "Women Required to Cover Head, Vatican Insists", it appears that Pope Paul VI instructed one of his officials to clarify the Church's unchanged discipline regarding head coverings for women: "A Vatican official says there has been no change, as reported, in the Roman Catholic rule that women cover their head in church. The Rev. Annibale Bugnini, secretary of the New Congregation for Divine Worship, said the reports stemmed from a misunderstanding of a statement he made at a news conference in May. 'The rule has not been changed,' he said. 'It is a matter of general discipline.'"
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