How to address the clergy
At World Youth Day 2008 we kept running into various priests, bishops, and cardinals. There was an unfortunate incident where I met a cardinal and literally just said, “Oh, hi!”
My fellow pilgrims refused to let me forget it the entire trip.
So when I heard that a bishop was going to be at the funeral I played this morning (there were actually two bishops, seventeen priests, a deacon, and two seminarians!), I did some quick research and made sure I had the correct moniker in my vocabulary just in case.
It gets a little confusing for me, trying to keep all the