I now have a number of hoops to jump through to qualify for this honour, and the first set of hoops involves me in coming clean with eleven personal facts.
Are you sure you want to read this? Are you able to sift the fact from the fiction?
Leave a comment if you think you can identify the fictional points.
Here goes (deep breath):
1. I am a cradle Catholic
2. I am 28 years old
3. My wife and my children are my greatest joy and I really do not deserve them
4. I like a glass of malt whisky, Paddy whiskey, red wine and Rev James bitter but not at the same time. (I also have a liking for Manhattans but now I am beginning to sound like a dypsomaniac)
5. I am a fervent admirer of Ed Stourton and Clifford Longley and read The Tablet avidly
6. Liturgical dances are a wonderful accompaniment to the Ordinary Form of Mass
7. Having voted Conservative all my life I have vowed never to give this party my support again. The same applies to Labour, Liberal Democrats and UKIP. Help!
8. For nearly 20 years I worshipped each Sunday in a chapel within our home mainly without a priest present
9. My household is dogless but, every time I see a whippet or lurcher in the street I have a strong desire to break the seventh commandment
10. Japanese food is my weakness, eaten accompanied to the strains of a Chinese Orchestra
11. My ambition is to live on the Island of Ithica but only if there is an orthodox Catholic priest also residing there, plus my family, of course