Tag Archives: Baseball

Everything You Need To Know About The Extraordinary Synod Process In 5 Minutes…

Forget the bloviating. Avoid the hyperventilating. Sidestep the handwringing. That is Joe Six-Pack’s plan for surviving the synods the bishops are holding on the pastoral challenges of the family. So what is happening and how does it work? Roll clip.

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How Peyton Manning Made Me Think Of Pope Francis…

He did this, and I made the connection immediately. I’m weird that way, see? I read the story over at Business Insider. How Peyton Manning fooled everybody into allowing him to score a touchdown?

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Because of Catholic Mysticism

   Feast of St. Athanasius It’s the time of year when my thoughts turn to baseball. Did you ever see the movie Field of Dreams? I ask this only because I realize that this movie hit the theaters 24 years … Continue reading

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Neil Diamond Sings “Sweet Caroline” Today During the Eighth Inning at Fenway Park

Boston. Baseball. A Bearded Neil Diamond…

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My Bishop Gave the Homily at Stan Musials’ Funeral Mass

I’ve posted about Bishop Richard Stika a few times in the past. But to be honest, I don’t really know him. I don’t live in the parish close to the Chancery, and none of my children have been confirmed yet … Continue reading

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For the Faith and Witness of Stan Musial, Requiescat in Pace

This originally ran back when Spring Break was just getting underway in 2011, and he had just been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. But tonight, I just learned that “Stan the Man” has passed on to eternity. Pray for … Continue reading

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Blessed Pope John Paul II in the Batting Cage? Awesome!

For baseball fans, we’re still in the bleak of midwinter. But seeing this video is just what the doctor ordered to put a thaw on the freeze, and remind us that Spring Training is just around the corner (about one … Continue reading

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Drafted By God, The Story of Frater Matthew Desme

I said I’m gone readin’ and I am. In fact, I just read the best sports story I’ve seen in a while covered on Yahoo! Sports, and it’s so good, I have to share it with you. Naturally, as something … Continue reading

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Art and Baseball? It’s All Part of God’s Plan

A friend of mine shared the following essay with me recently. She knows I’m a baseball fan, but I’m not sure if she realizes I’m a newbie writer. Either way, it’s a good little piece written by the fellow you … Continue reading

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Because Yes, Baseball and Faith Are Compatible

H/T to Our Sunday Visitor for catching this ground ball and throwing it to me on second base. I first learned of Florida Marlins manager Jack MeKeon’s piety while watching  the video Champions of Faith with my children a few … Continue reading

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