Letters: Mar. 4, 1929

Papist

Sirs:

May I call your attention to an epithet "papists'" that one finds only on the lips and in the writings of bigots. We Catholics resent the characterization. I am sure you do not mean to be offensive but you will submit a little more care should be exercised.

JOHN J. DUNN, V. G. Bishop of New York Vicar General's Office New York City

Webster's New International permits "papist" as the shortest synonym for Roman Catholic. Nevertheless, the word has so often been used in bitterness that TIME will no longer use...

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