Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Faith and football



Angelo in the comments mentioned that religious gestures have been banned by football. I see no lessening of footballers crossing themselves. It seems it's religious and political T-shirts that have been banned. I'm not sure how they could stop the footie players crossing themselves. Kaka, is very devout, it seems, albeit, sadly in Brazil, an evangelical Christian. Good on him for standing up for Our Lord.

England players (and especially Wayne Rooney) should note, Nobby Stiles attended Mass every day through the campaign, including the morning of the Final in 1966.

3 Comments:

Blogger Pastor in Valle said...

Peter Bonetti, the Chelsea Goalie, was the MC in my local parish. I am also told that he habitually served Mass in the London Oratory before a game.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Patricius said...

"Nobby Stiles attended Mass every day through the campaign, including the morning of the Final in 1966."
- The secret of success?

10:36 PM  
Blogger lms rep said...

At the Holy Name of Jesus Church in Manchester there is a beautiful statue of Our Lady of Fatima, donated by Norbert and Elizabeth Styles. Any relation I wonder?

12:59 AM  

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