Link Church sign by Jeffrey Miller October 19, 2005 written by Jeffrey Miller October 19, 2005 I guess Pope Benedict XVI is really making inroads. 13 comments 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest Jeffrey Miller previous post Blessed Cardinal Newman? next post Holy Odours You may also like Why Priests are Happy and Sometimes Not October 25, 2011 The sacred and profane January 6, 2003 Caption December 3, 2006 Comfortable or Uncomfortable May 10, 2004 “Apart from faith, religious life has no meaning.” June 15, 2012 Treasures Old and New: Traditional Prayers for Today's... August 18, 2009 Blog banning October 24, 2005 Cool post of the day December 18, 2002 The Price is right (as usual) February 22, 2005 St. Blog Awards January 31, 2004 13 comments Maria October 19, 2005 - 6:07 pm So who did doctor it? Fr. Totton October 19, 2005 - 6:44 pm I had heard of a similar church somewhere in the South (eastern seaboard area) named for the street it was located on – Pio Nono Baptist Church – that is Pius IX Baptist Church – yes, the street was named in honor of the Pope! Teresa October 19, 2005 - 8:06 pm It has to be VACATION Baptist Church. Everybody’s dyslexia kicked in. Alice October 19, 2005 - 8:16 pm I did a search (I’m sure I’m not the only one) and I found a Vatican Baptist Church in Louisiana. Why Vatican I don’t understand though – especially for a BAPTIST church. I thought they didn’t want to even be acquainted with us papists. Kristina October 19, 2005 - 9:08 pm Maybe the town is called ‘vatican’. Most the baptists I’ve run into in my time would not be naming their churches ‘vatican’ otherwise…crazy. Lynn October 19, 2005 - 9:08 pm Here’s one in a town called “Vatican…” Vatican Baptist Church, Vatican Louisiana, Venerable Aussie October 19, 2005 - 11:03 pm Is there a Vatican II Baptist Church? Lynn October 20, 2005 - 1:02 am FWIW, Etymologically, “vatican” comes from a root meaning “hill.” Maureen October 20, 2005 - 9:54 am I thought Vatican came from Vatican Hill, and thence from “vates”. *Googles* Hmm. Survey says… no. It’s just a coincidence, and “Vaticanus” comes from an Etruscan root. Maybe a town named Vaticum was there. They don’t know what either one means. (Duh. It’s Etruscan, and it’s a placename. We don’t even know what all the placenames in Modern English mean. I’d be more surprised if they did know.) It’s quite possible that it does mean “hill”, though, because “v-” isn’t far from “b-“, and “b-” is a common Indo-European root for hills and other bulgy things (like the “bri-” in Brian, Brigit, and the town of Bree). Alas for the loss of Emperor Claudius’ Latin-Etruscan dictionary! http://www.mysteriousetruscans.com/language.html Etruscan language http://www.geocities.com/jackiesixx/caere/languagepage.htm More Etruscan language, including known soundshifts Drake Tungsten October 20, 2005 - 10:56 am There’s also San Clemente Presbyterian Church (http://www.scpres.org/), named after the town, I’m sure and not the fourth Pope. Just recently ran across Saint Andrew’s Baptist Church in Safford, Arizona. Couldn’t explain that one at all! Maybe the congregation has some connection to Scotland??? Safford is also home to Mount Carmel Baptist Church, so maybe they are attempting to appeal to ex-Catholics? Roberto October 20, 2005 - 3:01 pm When you think about it, there likely are Churches whose name is something like “San Francisco First Baptist”, “San Antonio Pentecostal”, “Sacramento Free Evangelical” etc., no? Scrappy October 20, 2005 - 3:14 pm This one makes my brain hurt: click here or copy and paste: http://www.usachurch.com/texas/corpus_christi/churches/church_181120.htm Lynn October 20, 2005 - 4:02 pm Thanks for the info, Maureen. There’s a St Mary’s Baptist Church in a rural area of Florida. I always wonder which Mary? Comments are closed.