There is some discussion going on in the Catholic blogosphere about the obligation, or lack thereof, for women to cover their heads in church with a mantilla or hat, etc.
On St. Louis Catholic there was stark statement about my position:
The first author, Rev. Zuhlsdorf, summarily dismisses the obligation of head-covering for women in church, stating, “[A]ccording to Church law you are not obliged.” He bases his conclusion on an apparent reductionist equating of the Code of Canon Law of 1983 with any other Church law.
Well… as my late pastor, Msgr. Richard Schuler used to say: "When you’re right you can’t be wrong."
What bugs me about St. Louis Catholic blog entry is the way the entirety of position was ignored.
In fairness, they ought to have clarified that whenever I state that there is no obligation under the Church’s law at this time, I nevertheless think this is a very good tradition. I think woman and girls should use mantillas. I have always made sure to include that when stating that there is no obligation.
I have written about the head covering issue many times, here and elsewhere. I also dealt with it in PODCAzT 45 in response to a question.