As in, “Who shot J.R.?”:laugh1:
I actually thought of the Dallas
character, but I think my hunch is correct --- the "TRADITIO Fathers" (whether there are more than one of them, is a matter for debate, "they" volunteer nothing about "their" origins, and you're a bad person if you ask, after all, who in the world would ever care about such things?
) may not wish to desecrate the name of St Joseph, by referring to the appointed president by that name.
I'm sure this isn't a factor for them, but in the USSR, and perhaps still to this day, it was a Russian practice to refer to public figures by initials and last name, e.g., "R. Frost", "E. Hemingway", and so on. And then there is the South Asian practice of using initials in lieu of proper names, e.g., V.K. Bhatia, N.P. Mittal (I just made those up), but as I understand it, they have very complicated (to non-Indians) naming conventions, and the initials are
their everyday names --- "hey, V.K., how's it going?". Some Americans do this, seems to be more of a Southern thing, where the initials just "sound right" when used as a de facto
proper name, e.g., C.J., J.P., A.J., and so on, but it's the exception rather than the norm, whereas in India, it's almost the norm.
TRADITIO is one of my guilty pleasures, it's one of those sources that you use "when you want to know what is really
going on", but they are utterly non-objective, and they tilt all commentaries totally in the direction of the point they want to make. For instance, they have defended the actions of the schismatic St Stanislaus Kostka parish in St Louis against Cardinal Burke, without bothering to mention that the pastor is openly gαy, and that it is a gαy-friendly "parish" in the extreme that gives sacraments to anyone who asks for them. Take a look at their website ( https://saintstan.org/index.html
) and you'll see what I mean. I'm also reminded of a horridly toxic website called Topix, which had to be shut down in the face of several lawsuits --- intended to be a news aggregator, it morphed into a vehicle for people in small towns, most notably in the "feud states" of Appalachia and the Midwest, to post all the gossip they wished to, and to ruin other people's reputations in the process. That said, if you wanted to know "where the bodies were buried" (figuratively speaking) in such towns, Topix was absolutely where you wanted to go. You could get news there that would never appear in any respectable paper, and a lot of the time, it was absolutely true.