Oh, No, Not More Cape!
Of course, all that scarlet moire is meant to serve in imitation of Jesus, the High Fashionista.... No, the actual root of the cappa magna was warmth. But, over time, as Catholics do, it became aggrandized and kept for ornamental purposes, like prelates are Christmas trees or something. So here you have something that started as a device for warmth being worn in the middle of August.
And that irony of evolution is the most Catholic thing of all about this rig.
Whatever makes ya happy, Pell.
Photos from Contemplare.