Papal Rightspeak

I see some Catholic conservatives are all atwitter about an “embarrassing” list of preferred terms for the papal pilgrimage to Britain this week. To be honest, I don’t get the problem. Non-Catholics do refer to things Catholic in sometimes inaccurate or uninformed ways. Telling media people to refer to the Eucharist as “Holy Communion” instead of “bread and wine” seems reasonable to me. I did get a chuckle with spinning “ticket” into “pilgrim pass.” But I’m inclined to give organizers a pass on something that has turned into a public relations bumble–the pricing and “ticketing” of worshipers.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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One Response to Papal Rightspeak

  1. The bad publicity might have been avoided had the left/right columns been reversed, suggesting correct phrasing for popular jargon. As it stands, it can easily appear that the right hand column offers definitions for the left.

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