Mother Prioress is convinced we have lost the plot, entirely, if we ever had it in the first place. Here today we give you a pink silk biretta, the logic for which is as follows: as it is customary for Cardinals to change to purple cassocks for lent and advent, surely pink or rose birettas would be requisite for the Gaudete and Laetare Sundays? Yes, we know it’s a dignity/insignia thing, not a liturgical colour thing, but is it not a thing to behold? And anyway a number of Anglican bishops in India, in areas where the priests wear white instead of black, wear pink instead of purple. Therefore, if they wore a biretta, therefore, it would surely be pink. So there.