You will be happy to hear that with the nearness of Christmas I have laid aside all thoughts of my campaign for the presidency of Synod. This letter came at precisely the moment when I put some carols on the machine in the corner and began to compare their message with the petty, tawdry machinations of our synodical life."
Kretzmann, O.P., "December 1968" (1968). Campus Commentary. 59.