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Do Catholic priest ever use the title The Reverend

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:37 PM on Feb. 3, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Catholics do not use the term Reverend.


    Answer by RyansMom001 at 5:47 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • No, it's Father So and Father Mike, Father John, etc...

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:45 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • The title "reverend" is used for Catholic priests - but generally just in written communication (not orally). Like a letter to a priest would be addressed as "Reverend Father John Doe". Bishops (and archbishops) are 'Most Reverend' . Abbotts (men in charge of a religious order) order may be referred to as the "Right Reverend" (again in writing, not spoken). In writing a deacon is addressed as Rev. Mr. Smith. If a priest writes an article or book he may use the title title "Rev" and then the initials indicating his religious order like by: Rev. John Smith, OSB (for Order of St. Benedict). On a side note, the sister in charge of a religous order is addressed as Reverend Mother.

    An interesting article related to the topic "Are 'Mother' and 'Father" Appropriate Titles for Protestant Clergy?


    Answer by eringobrough at 10:12 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

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