My dear loyal readers:
What with Canada Day and Independence Day arriving in rapid succession, not to mention today’s feast of Blessed Helie de Bourdeilles, I find myself most severely taxed and without the usual time to share my thoughts and opinions with you here. Yet, fear not – I shall return next week. For now I am going to work on my tan…just the hands and face above the beard, but it’s enough.
Son, in 199 years of religious study, I have only come up with two hard, incontrovertible facts: There is a God, and I'm pretty tight with Him.
Now I’m going to tell you a whole lot of things I’ve kept to myself for years. None of you ever knew me. I was along before your time, but you all know what a tradition I am at Notre Dame. And one of the most important things I ever said was, “Friends, sometime when my University is up against it and the breaks are beating the students, tell them to go out there with all they’ve got and win at everything for Padre. I don’t know exactly where I’ll be then, friends,” I said, “but I’ll be looking right over your shoulder.”