Over at Answers.com, someone posted this question:
What does the roman catholic church think regarding women wearing a mantilla at church?
This is the current response:
I do not think that the church of Rome is as appalled by the lack of mantillas in these days as they were in the sixties. I was eight when my mother who's long jet black hair reached the small of here back wore for the first time in her life a black hand weaved mantilla. The priest stopped the sermon he was delivering to yell out "blasphemer, You dare to come into the house of God without your hair being Covered!". My Mother ran out of the church collapsed on the steps and vowed never to return. She cut her hair to a mans length and is today 78 years of age. She still has short hair and has only gone to the roman church for my wedding, under protest of course.
I think this could be improved, no?
The site has an edit option for this response - would some be willing to contribute something a little more factual and a little less dramatic?