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Friday, 31 October 2014

Well, I do beg pardon for wondering what all was going on with the final relatio, little did I know that the long delayed appearance of the document in various translation was the source of much consternation amongst our Traddie brethren.

I had actually begun writing that post when whoosh! it made its entrance in a puff of smoke on the Vatican site and I had to alter the tenses and moods of my complaint.

I still don't understand the whys and wherefore of it, but I caution my Traddie brethren and sistren, think on Hanlon's razor - do not  attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence or sloth.

(Who is Hanlon, anyway?  the New Zealand lawyer?)
Alfred Charles Hanlon, as pictured in Random Recollections (1939).jpg

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