Friday, November 07, 2008

The red hat...

Yes, the three shades of red clash, but so Roman and so Baroque!
The reason why the cardinals' biretta has no pom-pom is because this was never the Roman custom. That is why Oratorians and others don't wear a pom-pom, which was a later French addition.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No pom-poms. Fantastic, JPS, love your commentary on all things of Catholic culture that occurs to us, but we never get to ask or find out any other way.

Keep up the good work

God Bless

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