FINAL REPORT BELOW
I have been thinking about the recent attacks on His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Finigan in The Tablet. As I think about them, I get irritated all over again.
Here is a way to reverse the irritation and inflict the same on his persecutors.
For the next five days I propose the
Let’s pound Fr. Finigan!
I propose that you send Fr. Finigan ONE POUND via this blog. After five days, I will pass along what you sent.
For various reasons Fr. Finigan can’t put the button on his own page. WDTPRS shall in solidarity play his vicarius.
Right now £1.00GBP = approx. $1.41214. Find the present rate here.
If enough of you send £1.00GBP, His Hermeneuticalness will be able to waste even more money on, say, silver candlesticks for the Lady Altar and have them inscribed in honor of The Tablet, or perhaps get a nice set of vestments, with little tablets of the law appliqued to the back…. which he will then turn toward his oppressed people.
I’ll keep you updated about how much has come in.
PS: I assure you that the 1983 Code of Canon Law does not include automatic excommunication for pounding a priest. You are now to be punished with a "suitable penalty", which reward will I think be mostly in heaven.
UPDATE: 14:09 GMT 6 Mar
The turn out so far has been well… very strong! People seem both able and happy to pound Fr. Finigan relentlessly.
So far £201.00
UPDATE: 13:41 GMT 7 Mar
People still seem to be taking considerable glee from pounding Fr. Finigan.
So far £342.00
UPDATE: 14:16 GMT 8 Mar
You have attained the sum of £377.00
Slowing down, perhaps, because of the weekend?
UPDATE: 12:23 GMT 9 Mar
You have attained the sum of £468.00
I’m getting a little jealous! Good work, folks!
UPDATE: 12:23 GMT 10 Mar
I am now officially jealous.
Good work folks!
At the end of the "Pound Fr. Finigain" campaign you raised:
I will get in touch with His Hermeneuticalness and figure out the best way to get him the payola.
I might even be able to give it to him myself, if the airfares keep dropping!
In any event, thanks very much for your participation!