Yesterday, in two seperate countries, I counted almost a dozen seperate men wearing their winter hats in different churches.
When a man uncovers his head in the presence of the God Who will judge him, this gesture of humility is just what he needs.
When a woman covers her head in the presence of the God Who will judge her, this gesture of humility is just what she needs.
Men are men and women are women and this doesn't change with the ages and it didn't change with the sixties either.
God knows the human condition and that is why the Church so gave the world this "custom" of men uncovering their heads in church and women covering their hair in church.
And not to boast, but yesterday was the xth anniversary of the first time I had the honor to meet a pope. On the eve of the Solemnity of the Epiphany in the year of grace 1999, yours truly had the honor to reverence the ring of Peter for the first time (and in that instant I wept bitterly and for the whole day afterwards). Grace, peace, mercy. May the Lord of History be praised. Amen.