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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 … 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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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? … 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. … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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