Apologies if this is the wrong spot, I wasn’t quite sure where to put it.
I am a minister of a Protestant denomination, and while I generally don’t wear the full “get up” or a dog collar day to day in correspondence with others via e-mail and letters people generally refer to me by honorific, the same way they might a Doctor or a Dame.
There is one Catholic lady I’ve been in touch with recently (nothing to do with her faith don’t worry) and according to her, it would be a sin to call me or any other non-Catholic “cleric” Reverend, your grace, Vicar, Pastor or whatever title they went by since that would be acknowledging a non believer to have ecclesiastical authority when we are schismatics.
Is that true? I’m not offended either way and don’t intend to bring it up, merely surprised as I’ve never encountered this before. I don’t know if she’s being scrupulous or if this is Catholic teaching.
Edit: Fixed typos