Monday, June 06, 2011


At PrayTell, responding to a news report that a whole Episcopal parish was "converting" to Roman Catholicism under the Ordinariate, commentors spent a lot of cyberink and some bad feeling and name-calling over the improper use of "convert".

The US Bishops were quoted to the effect that the word "convert" was never to be used in regard to members of other Christian bodies coming into communion with the Catholic church. One chronically irritated Irishman allowed as how using this insulting word implied that they had not been previously Christian. Even the fact that it was a secular paper, the Washington Post, who made the report, palliated not the outrage of these post-Conciliar bien-pensants.

Catholic pillow fights.

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