Monday, July 25

Catholic Phrases

I assume that there are a lot of phrases out there in popular parlence that come from Catholicism. Most obviously, there's the butchered Latin phrases that journalists like to throw around in italics, like "mee-ah col-pah," or "cree-dough." In French, there's "sacre bleu," or "sacred blue," a reference to Mary's blue cloak. The phrase "a red letter day" comes from printing important feasts in red ink in Anglican missals...

I know there are more out there from Catholicism, but I can't think of them. So, what are they?

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