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Damian Thompson on birettas

From Damian Thompson‘s blog:
Bring back the biretta: why hatless priests should reclaim their heritage
By Damian Thompson Religion Last updated: March 24th, 2011
Here is a splendid new blog devoted entirely to the subject of birettas – a wonderful reproach to those … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Use of the beretta at Mass, revisited

I just received an email request from a priest for instructions about the appropriate use of the beretta during Mass.
Beretta?
I hereby re-post what I already offered here.
From a reader:
Can a beretta be used in the OF? When would it be … Continue reading

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Birettiquette revisited

A priest friend lately asked me about how to handle a biretta while in choir.  This only the first time I have been asked about birettas in the last days.  Therefore, I will repost some information I have shared before.
Religious … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: birettiquette, revisited

And now for the really important things.
From a reader:
Dear Father,Can you point me (or ask your readers to help to point me) in the direction of a guide to the use of the biretta at Mass in the Ordinary Form?  … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can instituted acolytes wear the biretta?

From a reader:
I am trying to determine who may wear the biretta during Mass.
It is clear that clergy (deacons, priests & bishops) wear the biretta.
Seminarians also wear the biretta, though I have not found any specific provision for this use.
My … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Birettiquette

I had a note from a priest reader about what I call "birettiquette", the proper use of the biretta in choro.
I am looking for the proper use of the Biretta by a priest at Mass.  I know the general rule … Continue reading

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