TRAGEDY! I wrote the following yesterday morning and scheduled it to pop up now ... only to discover last evening that Fr Zed has got in first with his marvellous, splendiferous Clement XIV mug! (I would very much welcome a gift of one of those mugs.) But I'm not going to waste my own humbler effort, so here it is:-
Society of Pope Clement XIV (SPCXIV)
I have been strangely moved to found a new Society with the above name. You know how these inexplicable inspirations do suddenly come upon one, tumbling out of the heavens without any warning. (If I were a Bergoglian, I would of course attribute such agency to "the Holy Spirit", but I am anxious to avoid blasphemy.) Can any reader explain to me why that particular Pontiff (1769-1774) might be deemed to have an exemplary role in today's ecclesial situation? What was there about that particular pontificate which will make "Clement XV" such an obvious and suitable name for the next (and restorationist) pope?
Vivat Ganganelli! Vivat!! Vivat!!!
When our family was young, they sometimes stood at the gates of fields containing newly-born spring lambs and chanted in their sweet tiny voices "Mint Sauce! Mint Sauce! Mint Sauce!"
Next time I pop into the Santa Marta for the daily homily, I shall set up a great chant of
Ganganelli! Ganganelli!! Ganganelli!!!
I wonder why.
John Hunwicke SPCXIV
PS All who read this are automatically Members unless, within five minutes of reading it, they make a deliberate Act of Witholding their Intentions.
PPS The Society is a Sovereign Entity and I am the Grand Master.