I recently feel called to wear a chapel veil and wore it for the first
time this weekend. It was a very humbling experience. My pastor asked me to take off the veil when reading so as to not call attention to
myself. What would be liturgically correct?
This is one of those questions that can only arise as younger people are beginning to reclaim their traditions.
Liturgically correct? There is nothing which says that women cannot wear chapel veils in church, whether they are in the pews with toddlers, reading to people in the pews, scraping gum off the pews, or sitting quietly and praying in the pews.
It is not as if you had a green Mohawk and eye-brow rings.
I think Father should mind his own business about this one, frankly.
And what you you want to be that Father would not have told a black woman not to wear one of her fancy church-going hats?
I can’t advise you. I don’t know what your comfort zone is or how important reading is to you. Perhaps some of the readers can chime in, especially women who may have been in a similar position or priests who have faced this particular situation.