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A Rev is a Rev is a Rev Even If He Believes in the Shroud of Turin

A reader asks, “Why did you refer to Bishop Hannan as the most reverend? Why most? A rev is a rev is a rev even if he believes in your phony/balony shroud.”

Here is a short answer (and it is Archbishop, though bishop is okay if you wish):

It is merely a form of address in traditions with episcopal forms of governance:

While it is customary in Commonwealth countries to include the definate article in the title (The Reverend) and abbreviation (The Rev.), it is customary to omit the article in the United States and elsewhere (Reverend, Rev.).

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