|Bonfire of the Vanitities:|
|Girolamo Savonarola -- Friar Fun himself|
I have yet to read a convincing statement about who excommunicated whom first. If Savonarola excommunicated the Pope, that's certain evidence of brass cojones. It his excommunication was retaliatory, then it is nothing more than doubling down, which is understandable, the times being what they were. But a key question in the recent effort to have Savonarola beatified is whether the excommunication by Alexander VI should be considered valid. It is authentic, certainly, but was he holy enough that his bulls should be honored? If not, was this evangelizing Dominican holy enough for beatification?
|Preach on, brother!|
Congratulations Friar Girolamo, patron saint of censors and sanctimonious prigs. If the weather's good, I will toss a vanity on the grill as I barbeque my dinner.