Monday, January 23, 2006
Another pet peeve is I really dislike the term Roman Catholic used so often. Especially since the term was used first by Anglicans as part of their branch theory to refer to Catholics under the Pope. The term is so ubiquitous now and is confusing to what people are referring to. Most often the term is not used to specify just Catholics of the Roman Rite, but for Catholics in general.
I was going to blog about this this weekend but didn't get around to it. This is why you'll always hear me refer to myself as a Latin-rite Catholic, or a Catholic, not a Roman Catholic.