From “The Private Diary of Bishop F. Atticus McButterpants” – 23-03-10 – Odds and ends

March 10th, 2023

Dear Diary,

I was subtle in asking Fr. Tommy about “VF” — and he said it was “Vicar Forane.” It sounded like “foreign” because Fr. Algernon is certainly that. But Tommy spelled it out, f-o-r-a-n-e.  I thought it was one of those degrees like an MDiv they give to seminarians.

Turns out it’s just a fancy way of saying “dean” of a deanery.  Why can’t they just say dean?

I sneaked a peek in Tommy’s Latin dictionary to look up “Estis”. It’s not there!  Latin is hard.  I really don’t know why I have to get the “Vos Estis” treatment since it’s my predecessor’s fault. Wasn’t the nickname “Feel the Byrne” enough?

Note to self: Ask Tommy about that nice Latin saying embroidered by Mr. Domenico in my new chasuble.

Still unsure about using DD.

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