ASK FATHER: Use of the biretta at Low Mass

Posted May 12, 2017 8:26 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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 TLM starting with the low mass. I wonder if it is necessary for the celebrant to wear a biretta in the low mass.
The use of the biretta was and is prescribed (i.e., Father must use it) for the celebration of Holy Mass in the older, traditional form. Of course no one is held to the impossible.  If there is no biretta, then

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