corner graphic   Hi,    
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to

Bible Dictionaries

1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Ecclesiastical Hat

Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

A red, broad-brimmed hat is chief among the cardinal's insignia; it was granted to secular cardinals by Pope Innocent IV, 1245, and to cardinals belonging to religious orders by Gregory XIV, 1591. It is bestowed on the newly-appointed cardinal at a public consistory, and is not commonly worn; in the absence of the cardinal, and sometimes after his death, it is hung from the roof of the cathedral church. The insignia of a bishop and priest in heraldry include respectively a green and a black hat, of the same shape as the cardinal's, but they have no existence as articles of apparel.

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Entry for 'Ecclesiastical Hat'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

Lectionary Calendar
Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
Search for…
Enter query in the box:
Choose a letter to browse:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M 
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  Y  Z 

To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology