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Catholic Social TeachingEdit

Hello, a user from this IP has recently changed the Catholic Social Teaching article; particularly, a template for "unencyclopedic tone" {{tone}} and one in which all references to the (Catholic) Church had its initials decapitalised. If the author of those changes does see this, would they care to explain their motivation for both of these edits? In the former case, which specific parts are cause for concern? Otherwise we cannot know how to improve the article. In the second case, why does the editor feel that the proper name of an institution like the Church should be written in small case? When one speaks about a church building, the small-case c is warranted, but when speaking of an institution called Church, the C should be capitalised. I'll wait for a couple of weeks for an answer and revert the second change if there's no response. Cheers! --Wtrmute (talk) 12:47, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

Hi, Wtrmute. Regarding the matter of capitalization, of course the term Catholic Church should be capitalized as such when referring to the Roman Catholic Church, but the phrase the church is not a proper noun, even if it is only referencing the Catholic Church. This is reflected in MOS:INSTITUTIONS which provides that "[g]eneric words for institutions, organizations, companies, etc., and rough descriptions of them (university, college, hospital, high school) do not take capitals".
My concern regarding tone was because of the passages that appear to state church teaching in Wikipedia's own voice without making clear that it is merely the view of the church that is being relayed, such as this one:

In a culture without truth, there is a fatal risk of losing love. It falls prey to contingent subjective emotions and opinions, the word love is abused and distorted, to the point where it comes to mean the opposite. Truth frees charity from the constraints of an emotionalism that deprives it of relational and social content, and of a fideism that deprives it of human and universal breathing-space. In the truth, charity reflects the personal yet public dimension of faith in God and the Bible. (talk) 04:50, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

Sorry about the revertEdit

That second one was an accident. ―Justin (koavf)TCM 05:18, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

@Koavf: No worries! (talk) 05:21, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for editing about Christian radicalism. ―Justin (koavf)TCM 05:22, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

NRHP templateEdit

Offhand I hate that you are evidently choosing not to register a Wikipedia account and edit under that. Since you have many edits already, you probably have heard about its advantages, including that you can use a watchlist to monitor articles of interest to you more conveniently. And there are advantages for others that you might not appreciate, including that others can refer to you and your edits in a normal way, and they can feel relatively confident that contacting you at the account's Talk page will reach you, etc. If you do seek to affect editing by others ever, it is somewhat uncivil for you to make the communication one-sided by not operating from a regular account, IMHO.

Anyhow I see you removed a "non-bi-directional" NRHP template, which was brought up at wt:NRHP#NRHP navigation box. I reverted your removal, but I do invite you to discuss. You do have a point, but there are numerous editors who need to be educated and/or should be involved in making a consensus decision to make some change from long-standing practice about use of that template. --Doncram (talk) 21:16, 9 December 2017 (UTC)


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