you might be right it could be two separate questions. and yeah the church does leave a lot to conscience ... i wasn't sure if this applied to the way religious orders dressed or not.. since for awhile all nuns were pretty covered. i never really thought about why nuns dressed the way they did until i was reading about women covering on mdc. and then i thought maybe nuns covered for the same reasons. and then i was thinking that there were catholic women besides nuns who are still covering. and then i was thinking that it is interesting that while some catholic women believe that they are called to cover and nuns have started believing they do not need to cover. and then i was wondering why they have started to cover less.
wow. that was a lot of things in a thought process lol. does it make more sense?
that said (as a religious/Christian covering woman) I wonder those same things. for instance why do the fathers in the orthodox christian tradition wear robes, but none of the people attending church? I'm sure there is a great reason... I just don't know it. (other than my assumptions, and guesses fo course) but I don't know the reason for sure. the people used to wear coverings and robes... why do only the clergy now? etc... (not to get off topic, just say that I wonder those types of things too)