The Press: What's the Good Word?

Like anybody else, the New York Times makes mistakes. A fortnight ago, it reported from Warsaw that the Mariavite Sect (a Polish offshoot of the Roman Catholic Church) "does not recognize the authority of the Pope and [its] clergy are not obliged to practice chastity." Last week the chaste Times coughed discreetly and admitted that "chastity" was not the right word: it should have been "celibacy."


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