Yes of course it is, and as we all know so well, a blog is for blogging on. So here it goes. I got home in one piece and nothing completely weird happened ... well except for the fact that the house that I returned to is not long to be ours. That's right, after spending more than twenty years in the same house we are finally moving out. We are most likely going to buy a new house right by my Aunt Brenda's, which means that everyone will be about five minutes walking distance from the college. (Which will be quite a lot of fun.) Nothing is finalized yet, we still need to find a buyer for the house, etc. and so any and all prayers that everything goes smoothly would be greatly appreciated. Everyone at home is doing really well, and it all looks like things are going to continue to go smoothly.
I just had a couple of questions for everybody. First, who would be interested in a party some Sunday after we get back, but before Easter break? Just an outdoor cookout under the stars, everyone chips in a little bit to the dinner and the entertainment and we see how everything turns out. The entertainment part may need a bit of explaining. I was thinking that anyone who wanted to could get a "party piece" together (a song, a poem, a couple of jokes, crazy acrobatics or a trained rabbit) either solo or with a couple of other people, and at some point in the evening people pull out their party pieces. (Could be one right after the other, or they could be scattered. I am not sure yet which it would be.) No one would be obliged to bring a party piece (money for food, or food however would not. Sorry, but I do not have enough to make this one fly on my own.) Interested? Think the party piece idea stinks? Just don't want to do the whole thing? Like the whole idea? Let me know.
Secondly, what do all of you know about the traditional Latin Rite and Quo Primum, et al.? Do you have an answer for the question "why do you follow the wishes of one pope when another, earlier pope has given commands to the contrary?" Just wondering. Well actually not; my brother Brendan has been looking into the traditional movement lately and we had some discussions when I got home. I realized that there was, and is, a large amount that I do not know. So I have been playing catch-up with him to understand the dispute. He is one amazing young man, and it can really burn to have him for a younger brother (in the best sense. You have to work hard just to keep up with him.) I just thought that I would spring the question on all of you both to introduce that little news item and to see what all of your takes on the issue are.
Thank you all for everything. Signing off for now, I remain yours faithfully in Christ's Love;
Sean "Captain Oblivious" V.