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Reverend

Neal J. Blaney, Jr. (View posts)
Posted: 3 Aug 1999 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Blaney, O'Neill
Rick: I don't have any data for you concerning your family history or surnames, but the use of the word "Reverend" is very common and appropriate among Catholics. In person, it is the practice to address a priest as "Father", and in the salutation of a letter, one would say, "Dear Father O'Neill". In addressing the envelope, however, as well as the heading of a business letter, the proper form is "Reverend William O'Neill". If he had been named a Monsignor, the proper envelope address would be "Very Reverend William O'Neill" or "Right Reverend William O'Neill", depending upon which kind of a Monsignor the Pope had made him. So now you know more than you wanted to about the use of the title "Reverend" by Catholics......but its use by Protestants is also very common, so you cannot tell a clergyman's specific faith by that title alone.
Neal J. Blaney, Jr. enjb@earthlink.net
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
rickblaney 8 Jun 1999 12:00PM GMT 
Neal J. Blaney, Jr. 3 Aug 1999 12:00PM GMT 
twstr 4 Sep 2001 5:00AM GMT 
Bob Webler 29 Dec 2005 7:20PM GMT 
Dan O'Neill 25 Jul 2000 12:00PM GMT 
rickblaney 25 Jul 2000 12:00PM GMT 
Dan O'Neill 26 Jul 2000 12:00PM GMT 
Marianne Kendelhardt 5 Aug 2000 12:00PM GMT 
cassidybrian 2 Apr 2009 11:26AM GMT 
coboyle124 18 May 2009 3:31PM GMT 
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