Gavin Ashenden writes:
How might St Paul, the Archduke Ferdinand and the Catholic Church come together in a story set at the end of 2022? They might offer themselves as useful interpretative devices as the story of what is happening in the Church in the West today continues to unravel.
Some commentators who have been following my journey and reading my work have taken an interest in the fact that I have withdrawn my application to be ordained as a priest in the Catholic Church, and wondered why. The dynamics that drove the story might have a wider application than just us.
I note that the character of Horatio in the play Hamlet is “more an antique Roman than a Dane” which fits with my view of the ‘mousetrap’ being crucial to the play and also connects with this article.