- "Birthers"-- those who doubt the Leader's qualifications for presidency based on location of his birth.
- "Truthers"-- those who doubt the official version of what happened on 9-11.
- "Teabaggers"-- highly vulgar term for those who support the Tea Party political movement.
Well, what would happen if you brought that kind of labelling into Catholic matters? Consider these helpful labels:
- "Tonguers"-- those who maintain Holy Communion must be received on the tongue. See related entry "Handers".
- "Gatherers"-- those who believe it is OK to soil a perfectly good Mass with songs like "Gather Us In", "Table of Plenty", or other such St. Louis Jesuity pablum.
- "Sanders"-- those who can't stand to limit ruining liturgies to the weekly liturgy committee meeting and feel the need to drain Holy Water Fonts during Lent and fill them with sand.
- "Tableclothers"-- those who disdain the majestic Baroque chasuble for the polyester monstrosities that flow off the priest's frame like a giant tablecloth. Now beware, though, these people differ from those who prefer the same essential shape chasuble as Tableclothers do, but using actually beautiful materials hearkening back to Gothic tradition. The other important distinction between these two groups is that you can have a constructive conversation with the latter group.
- "Levi-tes"-- those who think it is in good taste to wear jeans to Mass.
- "Flippers"-- related to Levi-tes, they believe flip-flops are fancy footwear.
- "Siries"-- those who believe Cardinal Siri of Genoa was elected Pope at least once.
- "Smokers"-- subset of Siries, they believe that white smoke issued from the Sistine Chapel when Cardinal Siri was elected.
- "Stoppers"-- those who make use of the purported last words of Pope John XXIII, "Stop the Council!"
- "Spiritualists"--those who claim the Spirit of Vatican II (tm) justifies any mortal sin, actual or constructive.
- "Lacers"-- ironically, the term applies to two different groups-- those who believe that liturgical vestments should be as beautiful as possible, including by the use of lace in certain vestments-- and also to this group's mortal enemies, who are so bothered by the use of lace that it is all they can think about and it literally drives them nuts.
This is just a partial list. Let's hope they can be more useful than the tired stand-bys like Trads, Neo-Trads, Rad-Trads, N.O.ers, Neo-Caths, Sedes, and just plain nutjobs.
If you think of others, feel free to add them in the combox.