CONSUBSTANTIAL: to exist with the same properties at the same time

consubstantial

Having spent the past several days in the presence of numerous devout Roman Catholic men and women, I was interested to discover that they are confused by a term in use in the “new” Roman Catholic Mass.   In the midst of the recitation of the Creed, the word “consubstantial” occurs.   The congregation is saying, “We […]

HERETIC: choice; one who has chosen;anyone who does not conform to an established attitude, doctrine, or principle.

heretic

When we are emotional about something we may have a tendency to toss words around without paying much attention to their actual meaning.   This is especially true in such volatile areas as politics, religion, and sexual orientation.   They just come rolling out of our mouths and we move on, not realizing that we may have […]