My son has an internship with our State Senator, Joel Anderson. One day he was given a task to call the various church leaders throughout the district to see if they would lend their names to one of Anderson’s projects.
My son called a Catholic church and, not being Catholic, wasn’t familiar with some of the the abbreviated titles on the list he was given.
So, he called the San Diego Catholic Diocese and asked if he could speak to “Messenger so and so.”
The receptionist giggled over the phone, “You aren’t Catholic, are you?”
“No,” he admitted.
She graciously told him that “Msgr” is the abbreviation for “Monsignor.”