For the full story with links and sublinks, read this post. The links include the Latin interdict written by one of the top Curia lawyers, along with a translation. The Holy See didn’t like that I was supporting the philosophers (see victory photo above) over against the theologians. My bad.
I choose, in all obstinate affrontery to the Holy See, to remain steadfast in my rebellion, remaining loyal to the seminarians in the philosophy house of the seminary where I was teaching this time last year. After all, I taught them Scripture, and was spiritual director and confessor for them. How could I abandon loyalty to them during the trials of mud bowl rivalry and cheer instead support the theologians in whose house I actually resided. So what if I was Scripture/Liturgy/Theology prof for the theologians, and was also their formation advisor! I chose to support the philosophers in all their youth and inexperience over against the weight and seasoned intelligence of the theologians.
The score of the mud-bowl at the Pontifical Seminary Josephinum, rightly called the Pontifical College Josephinum in honor of the philosopher seminarians, was 27-7, with the philosophers giving the theologians a victory – as they otherwise couldn’t obtain a victory!
So, I remain under interdict for another year. My next chance at redemption comes with the next mud-bowl next November, 2012! Shucks.
Anyway, here’s the vocation video of the Pontifical Seminary Josephinum, which also features yours truly during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass [1:24]. Yikes!