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Old Apr 2, '06, 8:20 am
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Default Is it proper to capitalize "Bishop"?

Is it proper to capitalize the word, "bishop"? When it's NOT used as a title?

For example: The Bishop went to the grocery store.
Or: The bishop went to the grocery store.

I'm confused! Because "pope" is sometimes used like that and capitalized, no?
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Old Apr 2, '06, 9:04 am
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Default Re: Is it proper to capitalize "Bishop"?

Neither should be capitalized unless used as a title.
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Old Apr 2, '06, 7:25 pm
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Default Re: Is it proper to capitalize "Bishop"?

Perhaps "the bishop" does not need to be capitalized but I believe "the Pope" should be capitalized when it is referring to a specific person. I also believe "Mass" should be capitalized though I notice that not all do it.
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Default Re: Is it proper to capitalize "Bishop"?

I'd say "the Pope" always refers to a specific individual--thus is a proper noun, since we only have one living one of those at a time (Avignon was ages ago) ... and if you're not referring to the current Pope, you'd have to specify (and thus it'd be a title and also capitalized) with the full name.
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Old Apr 3, '06, 6:29 am
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Default Re: Is it proper to capitalize "Bishop"?

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Neither should be capitalized unless used as a title.
You must have gone to school when I did--English grammar was taught, parsing sentences, diagramming sentences, etc. You are correct, no capitalization unless they are part of a title. I believe mass is the same, Tridentine Mass, Novus Ordo Mass, etc.
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Old Apr 3, '06, 6:33 am
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I'd say "the Pope" always refers to a specific individual--thus is a proper noun....
When I speak of "the Bishop", meaning either the bishop of my diocese, or some other bishop who has been previously referenced in the discussion, I am also refering to a specific individual, thus it is also a proper noun.
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You always capitalize Bishop but not the move. This keeps the location and the piece from becoming confused. Using the illustration below it is given that we have One White Bishop and One Black Bishop. For ease both are like colored. Meaning we have the King’s Bishop for each side.

If we want to move the white Bishop down and to the right 2 squares we say:

Bb3-d1

Then if the black Bishop wants to take us after that we say:

Bf3-d1xB

This indicates the black Bishop took white's Bishop.

Please notice in all instances “Bishop” is always capitalized.
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Proper noun: Specific person, place or thing. Therefore, if a particular Bishop or the Pope it would be capital since they are specific persons. i.e. The Bishop, The Pope, since those are particular titles conveyed and makes them specific nouns. Remember it is "specific" and "particular" that requires capitalization.
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