Now lookie here

Again I am under siege.

Folks, there are simply lots of things I cannot directly talk about.  

First, while I know that ecclesiastical speculation is great fun, not all that is gold glitters.

Second, sure I learn a lot here.  How could I not?  However, I live with and work with people whom I will not compromise.  Period.  These are friends.  I will not go there.

So, kindly understand that I need to be both careful and discreet.

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  1. mike aquilina says:

    Shoot. I guess this kills my hope of getting any scoop about the rumored creation of a Vatican dicastery overseeing patristibloggers. Heck, you’re probably gonna be prefect anyway.

    Wait, I’ve got the story …

  2. Mike, were I Pope, the first thing I would do is create a new Sacred Congregation for the Dusting of the Holy Door. I would summon a number of high level clerics to Rome for this important office. Since there are four Major Patriarcal Basilicas with Holy Doors there could be quite a few prelates involved. Each day there will be a solemn procession and, of course, the dusting… etc.

    Mike, more than ever we need for patristibloggers to unite. We need to… to… ORGANIZE!!

  3. Tim Ferguson says:

    When you become Pope, could you appoint me as Prefect for the Sacred Congregation for Nepotism? That’s long been a dream of mine.

  4. Tim: Consider it done. Given the theme, however, I think you owe at least a really good lunch.

  5. Jeff says:

    I think the Holy Door Congregation will need a lot of work. Perhaps the Nuncios can collect nominations for Holy Doors in Partibus Infidelibus.

    I think “Don’t let the Door hit you on the way Out” would be a good motto for the Congregation, don’t you? How would you render that in the language of the Romans?

  6. rudi says:

    In you clue are there only 2 names? How interesting that
    gold glitters not.
    Just one period?

  7. mike aquilina says:

    Organize, yes. If we created the National Association of Patristiblogging Men, we would not only be automatically exclusivist, sexist, and offensive, we’d also seize the nickname NAPALM, which has been under captivity by liturgists for decades. Think about it, Father Z.

  8. Tim Ferguson says:

    I’ll be in Rome in October, if plans continue on track. I promise you a hearty Roman pranzo in exchange for your promise to name me as Prefect of SCN.

    As to the clues…if you’re trying to suggest that Gary Glitter will be the new Secretary of State, I think the Church has got some serious problems ahead…

  9. Jon says:

    Out of the eater came something to eat, out of the strong came something sweet?

  10. NAPALM… very catchy. I love the smell of NAPALM in the morning, especially in the Office of Readings.

    I think we need a logo for this.

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