Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Pope's XV

This is my favoured British Catholic Rugby XV. If you're missing and you think you should be in the team, let me know what position you'd like to play;

1. St Mary Magdalen
2. Damian Thompson
3. The Hermeneutic of Continuity
4. Mulier Fortis
5. Catholic Mom of 10
6. Nova et vetera
7. Roman Miscellany
8. Cally’s Kitchen
9. Carpe Canem
10. Rise and Pray
11. Laodicea
12. Ubi Petrus
13. Forest murmurs
14. The Muniment Room
15. In Hoc SignoVinces

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Blogger Londiniensis said...

The members of Orthfully Catholic could, I'm sure, mix it as well as any of your team selections - and I'd be scared to field any team withput Auntie Joanna!

11:53 AM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

We could always start a colts XV for them ;-)

3:50 PM  
Blogger Mac McLernon said...

I'd much rather be in the pavilion making the sandwiches... I'm useless at sport!

(But I'm flattered to be in such exalted company!)

6:16 PM  
Blogger Philip said...

Scrum half! Let me at 'em!

Paul (OTSOTA) Priest would be pretty scary on the pitch. A sort of Lawrence D’Aliglio with wings.

6:18 PM  
Blogger Fr Ray Blake said...

When is first game and who are we playing?

9:35 PM  
Blogger Fr Tim Finigan said...

Not sure I have the bulk to be a prop but I'd be game to try. Played scrum half a couple of times in Rome but that was a long time ago...

11:26 PM  
Anonymous berenike exlaodicea.wordpress.com said...

oh my goodness! wait till i tell the others...kell soopreez! us the irregular and random posters!

5:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm very grateful, but what the devil is a fly half!? ;-)

6:18 AM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

Not sure I have the bulk to be a prop but I'd be game to try. Played scrum half a couple of times in Rome but that was a long time ago...

Fr Tim, it's a virtual XV. The positions relate to how you blog


You are the Jonny Wilkinson of British Catholic blogging rugby - putting the ball in the right place - distributing well, putting the ball between the sticks when necessary.

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Benfan said...

What about Roman Christendom bringing up the rear, he does a wonderful job on history. Splendid line up Paulinus.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

I agree. There's always room for a 2nd XV, I guess.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Michael Clifton said...

I should like to join your team as 5th reserve. I never liked the game as a kid but enjoy watching it. Alternatively I could be the cheer leader !

10:13 AM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

Cheer leaders in rugby? The very thought. Still, Father, I think you would make an excellent coach or the chap who comes on to apply the 'magic sponge'

10:22 AM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

I've just realised -is Northern Cleric now defunct? If so, there is a vacancy at Inside Centre.
Any takers?

10:44 AM  
Blogger Philip said...

LOL! 'Golden Boots' Finigan... cheer leaders...?! Excellent! Do you think Auntie Joanna and Mrs Parkes might consider raising the pom-poms?

10:53 AM  
Anonymous nicholas said...

Excellent choice but i would substitute No 5 in favour of Auntie Joanna. A formidable player with plenty of fight in her despite her age. Mark at Fly half is probaly your best selection of the whole team!

11:42 AM  
Blogger Fr Michael Brown said...

I`m flattered that I made the team! I know nothing about rugby.

3:25 PM  
Anonymous berenike exlaodicea.wordpress.com said...

"The positions relate to how you blog"

so what does that make us?

3:44 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

Slightly leftfield, spontaneous, able to make unusual or unexpected moves...

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh; Paulinus I take that as a compliment and am very honoured. :)

Nicholas! ;-)

7:46 PM  
Blogger Mac McLernon said...

So what's the second row when its at home?

8:30 PM  
Blogger Ttony said...

By a spooky coincidence, I played right wing for five years at school, where pass-the-egg was the compulsory "football" game.

(I was Old Trafford in summer, Old Trafford the rest of the year by choice.)

Can we take on the non-Trad Catholics? Oh - they don't blog.

Cally at No 8: great. Frs Tim and Ray as props: perfect.

Damian doesn't look like a hooker (fnarrr, fnarrr!)

Auntie Joanna to sort out the teas; Fr John Boyle as Chaplain and Coach for participating priests; Moretben to do the programmes and be club driver; you're on to something here!

9:11 PM  
Blogger Fr Justin said...

I'm honoured to be in the team; my position was always tight-head prop, but flanker would suit me more, I think.
Unfortunately, my mind is now whirring away at Fr Clifton's suggestion that he become a cheerleader—somehow the short skirts and pompoms are rather delightfully at variance with his reverence's grave demeanour.

2:19 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

Yes, Fr Justin, the mind boggles

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ill be sub!

10:22 PM  

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