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Your Sunday Sermon Notes and ASK FATHER: sermons and birettas

Was there a good point made in the sermon during your Mass of Sunday obligation? Let us know. Today I had the pleasure of being deacon for this morning’s Solemn Mass.  One of the local priests had, at the last … Continue reading

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A Visual Image of Years of Priesthood – or – Good Clericalism

I really enjoyed this email, which is a kind of visual testimony about priesthood. Please allow me to share with you a photo I think you will enjoy. Last week, while in Rome, I took the opportunity to buy a … Continue reading

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A (single) amusing Consistory note

Pope Francis held a consistory to create five new Cardinals.  A media rep sent out an explanatory email including the following helpful note: The new Cardinals, according to the order of creation, knelt before the Holy Father who imposed on them the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Use of the biretta at Low Mass

From a reader… a question about birettaquette. QUAERITUR: I am an avid reader of your blog and has been inspired by it. For my vacation from the seminary, I am planning to help my parish priest know how to celebrate … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Birettas for Seminarians Project! UPDATES

Sometimes the small things really help. Today I received a note from a seminarian.  He is the recipient of a biretta, bequeathed through our BIRETTAS FOR SEMINARIANS PROJECT: I am a seminarian who recently received a biretta from your recent Birettas … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Birettas for Seminarians Project! UPDATES

UPDATE: From my email… I just received a biretta from John! [Hastreiter of Leaflet Missal] I am very happy with the biretta, and even more grateful for the work you and Mr. Hastreiter have put into this project. If you happen … Continue reading

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A new priest hat to covet

I could kick myself for not getting a Spanish biretta when I was in Madrid.  Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.   I guess I’ll have to go back. That said, I spotted a new priest hat to covet. Here is an image … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Proper posture and use of biretta in choir.

From a priest… Our parish has recently begun celebrating the EF. Have assisted in choir before but concerned I may not be doing so correctly. My parochial vicar will be celebrating a sung Mass on the Solemnity of St. Joseph … Continue reading

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BIRETTA PROJECT FOLLOWUP: You can still participate!

I received this from John at Leaflet Missal in St. Paul: Hello Fr. Z, I have tremendous news! The goal of 20 birettas for the Diocese of Madison has been reached and I express my gratitude to all who have … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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: … 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 … Continue reading

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