I received a phone call just now from a representative of the Roman Pontiff.
He insists I repent, threatening to re-impose an interdict that has already been burdening yours truly for two years.
I refuse to repent. Therefore, the interdict has been renewed.
There is frustration all around, except for me. I’m happy to be under interdict.
This happens every year at this time, the first Saturday of November. Nevertheless, it caught me off guard this year. I guess I’m used to being under interdict.
You have to know that one of the greatest canonists of the Holy See (truly) has renewed the decree he himself wrote.
This involves my nefarious activities at the Pontifical College Josephinum, where philosophers understood my predilection for FAITHBYTHESWORD (doesn’t sound very politically correct, does it?), but the theologians and faculty and administration did not. The result? Against all the protestations of the philosophers, I was put under interdict by the Holy See.
Scandal! Scandal! Scandal! For the full story, follow the categories, tags and links and sub-links and sub-sub-links of this post on this very HSH blog: What a fright!