From the e-mail bag: You say "Sha POO," I say "Sha PEW"

From a reader in Denver:

Those of us who personally know and serve the Archbishop here in Denver pronounce his last name “Sha Pew” as does he and as did Cardinal Rigali at this morning’s press conference in Philadelphia. The Archbishop doesn’t correct those who mispronounce it unless you totally butcher it.

Please accept this charitable correction in the spirit that it is intended lest you persist in your ignorance.

Well. Thank you!  The POO has now officially hit the fan.

What can I say?  Two sources — including one who knew the archbishop from the USCCB — confirmed it as “Sha POO.”

They were wrong.  I was wrong. Mea culpa.


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