Dear Chaplain: I saw these old ladies with lace things on their heads that people used to use for furniture. Why do religious women wear those things and the longer head coverings to church?
Signed, Curious about Coverings
Dear Curious about Coverings: Thanks for your question. Some religions and cultures (such as the Amish) still require women to cover their heads or to be veiled, in and outside of their places of worship.