Sunday, May 23, 2010

...and another one

First Fabio, now Jose:

"I pray a lot. I am Catholic, I believe in God. I try to be a good man so He can have a bit of time to give me a hand when I need it."

He maybe needs to work on the humility, but good to know he's on board. Congratulations Internazionale, BTW. I saw the last 30 minutes with my eldest. Good game for a big final.

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Blogger Patricius said...

Now if the England team can take a leaf out of Fabio's book and spend a little time on their knees instead of bed-hopping we might have a World Cup to look forward to.

11:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A parishioner complained to me about the BBC's coverage of Jose's victory. Apparently his head was airbrushed (pasted? superimposed? whatever the techie term is)onto an image of the Divine Mercy. She was quite rightly outraged. The Special One indeed! I did not see the offending news article myself but thought it might be worth an exposé on such a BBC loving blog as your own!! Can anyone confirm?
The (soon to be ex-) Curate

9:36 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

On the other (Bayern) side of the equation, van Gaal spent three months in a German monastery in order to immerse himself in the language when he moved to Germany from Holland (not a Trappist monastery, presumably).

And Scolari had a statue of Our Lady flown out to Japan for the World Cup final in 2002. And he ordered Luis Figo to pray in front of an icon on the pitch during the penalty shoot-out against England in Eueo 2004 (Portugal won!).

8:35 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...


Sadly you are right. I saw the photoshopped picture of Mourinho's head superimposed on the Divine Mercy. Sad as the maker is likely to be a (nominal) Catholic. At least we're not Mohammedans eh? No head chopping, but it is very poor.

Football seems to have a good leaven of Christian men. Good. Hopefully they can use their influence for good.

BTW What do I call you when you are no longer The Curate? The Ex-Curate? The Pope of W********?

1:57 AM  
Blogger Miss Ellen E. said...

It's always good, I think, when people in the public eye are not afraid to affirm their faith. I can't quite see Crouch, Roony, Walcott et al making the sign of the Cross as they come onto the pitch the way some of the South American players do but you never know. I'll be watching this year's World Cup with added interest . . . :-)
By the way, I've given you a Sunshine Award as your posts often bring a bit of sunshine. See my blog for how it works.

3:21 PM  

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