Tag Archives: biretta

ASK FATHER: Biretta woes! Wherein Fr. Z offers wisdom.

And now for something really important.
Pompoms on birettas.
From a seminarian in these USA …
QUAERITUR:
Any suggestions as to where to purchase a good biretta? It seems most of offerings from American companies have the black pom which falls totally flat. I’d … Continue reading

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Birettiquette

A priest I spoke with yesterday mentioned how clerics should properly use their birettas (hat, not Beretta… which is another post).
I call proper use of the biretta “birettiquette”.
Once upon a time I actually had made a little pamphlet on this… … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Maniple on straw-subdeacon?

Here is a new way to get an “Ask Father” question: Twitter!
From a few days ago:

While they usually don’t wear one, I know of no universally authoritative statement that forbids a straw subdeacon from wearing a maniple whilst assisting at … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Are priests allowed to carry handguns?

From a reader:
Are priests allowed to carry handguns? I have heard stories of priests owning guns, going hunting, etc, but could a priest have a handgun, conceal and carry, etc? What do you think about a priest having a handgun … Continue reading

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Closely related to the biretta…

For your Just Too Cool file.
I noticed this during the stomach turning broadcast of the President’s inauguration, but here is a post with a photo.  Check out First Things:

Kevin Walsh of the University of Richmond School of Law writes:
The twitterverse is … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! FATHER NEEDS A BIRETTA!

I received a note from a reader:
Dear Fr,
I just saw this on Fr McDonald’s blog:
“I don’t have a biretta. My parochial vicar does, my permanent deacon doesn’t. I have an antipathy toward them and can see why these were so … Continue reading

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More birettaquette

Moving away for a moment from the less important issues, such as the fate of the USA, nay rather, the world and the American election, let’s turn our attention to use of the biretta.
The other day I was in the … Continue reading

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B by B

I was delighted to receive some good B-Day news:
I just received a phone call yesterday asking my husband and I if we would be willing to pay for a biretta for our parish priest so he could go for training … Continue reading

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Of processions, flower girls, quzzing altar boys, and the use of the biretta outside

In some places it is customary to have a procession for the Feast of Christ the King.  In the older, traditional, Roman calendar, this Sunday (the last of October) is the Feast of Christ the King.
Our friends at Romanitas Press … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick and Biretta by Biretta

From a reader:
I just received a phone call yesterday asking my husband and I if we would be willing to pay for a biretta for our parish priest so he could go for training in the Extraordinary Form. We said … Continue reading

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