Less than a week before the Dec. 8 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, the patron saint of the United States for Catholics, The Post saw fit to print the would-be witty headline “Immaculate Deception” [Sports, Dec. 2], a title offensive to many Catholics, observant or otherwise.
The headline marred the problematic but poignant story of a young athlete assuming a false identity in order to play college football. Once more, the usual rhetorical question must be posed: Would The Post print a headline that risked offending Muslims or Jews?
Francis Edward Zapatka, Washington
Wow! That really makes the news worldwide…no more insulting Catholics…well, maybe.
Another letter (same link), by someone with a non-Islamic name, criticized the newspaper (Washington Post) for creating a ‘negative attitude’ to Muslims.