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  1. Fr Martin Fox says:

    You know we love the minor points…

    Do you know, Father, whether the new cardinal’s skullcap (I know what it’s called in Italian, but I don’t wish to misspell it) slipping, or is it supposed to be that way?

    By the way, love the holy father’s miter. A sign?

  2. RichR says:

    I think that’s Dinardi he’s talking to. I bet he ended his exhortation with, “Be sure and bring me some Blue Bell from Texas next time.”

  3. TNCath says:

    I was there this morning and will be at the Mass tomorrow. The ceremony this morning was beautiful. The only thing more impressive than the miter was the chair the Holy Father used. There was certainly a difference in the ceremony today than in past ceremonies I have attended. A la Elvis Presley, Archbishop Piero Marini has left the builing!

  4. Berolinensis says:

    Fr Fox: having watched the Consistory (which is easier from Germany without timeshift), I have to say that the Holy Father was a little bit clumsy in that he often accidentally pushed back the zucchetto while putting on the biretta ;-) So, no, this is not the new Roman way to wear the zucchetto.

  5. flabellum says:

    That’s a beautiful morse on the cope. Does the morse remain an episcopal ornament or is it restricted to the Supreme Pontiff?
    Martini II is already making his mark; I don’t recall that the Holy Father wore liturgical vestments for this ceremony last time round – I think it was rochet and state stole, but I could be wrong. Do you have any archive pictures to settle the point?

  6. Woody Jones says:

    Actually it is (Cardinal) DiNardo.

    BTW, be sure to read the interview with His Eminence published by Zenit yesterday. Some interesting questions, by a young judicial law clerk serving as Zenit stringer for the occasion, and interesting answers from H.E. of which two would stand out for this group: (1) he seems open to a congregation devoted to the EF (reputed to be the FSSP) coming to establish a parish in Houston, but it will have to be a new one, as the archdiocese is fully utilized with existing ones, and (2) his favorable mention of Our Lady of Walsingham, the Anglican Usage parish (not by name, though). Rather apropos given the agenda for the private consistory yesterday, which was reupted to include considering the Traditional Anglican Communion’s request for full communion.

  7. B. says:

    Father Fox:
    The pileolus is slipping. I watched it today (The Bavarian Television broadcasts anything that has to do with the pope since the election of Benedict XVI.), and that happened with quite a number of cardinals. Someone placed the pileolus on top of the new cardinal’s head and then the pope placed the biretta on top of it, but because he sort of pused the biretta on the head from the front, the pileolus was pushed to the cardinal’s neck.
    I hope that made some sense.

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