Articles Tagged ‘reverence’

Nine challenges for the next papacy

Michael Coren

As I write this column, Pope Benedict is about to conclude his pontificate, the conclave is about to begin, and critics of the Church are, as always, about to make another charge at the castle that is the institution given to the world by Jesus Christ to guide humanity to heaven. I’m not sure who the next pope will be, of course, but I do believe that his Papacy will be one of the most important in history. If we think ... (Continue reading)

To wear or not to wear: church veils and mantillas

If you do an Internet search for "church veil" or "mantilla," you will come across many websites dedicated to wearing a piece of lace covering your head during Holy Mass. You'll also find many blog posts and articles that ask the question: should I or should I not wear a mantilla? The reasons for veiling are numerous: humility, reverence, modesty, bringing tradition back to the Mass. The reasons against veiling are just as strong: subjugation of women, false humility, holier-than-thou attitudes, ... (Continue reading)

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