Tag: sports

The Mystery of Faith and the Cubs

At Mass last night, the priest said the nuns had several common phrases.  One of them was, if you asked a question about faith, their answer was “It’s a mystery.”  And so it appears with baseball. I’ve never been a baseball fan.  The lifelong, rabid devotion to the “Cubbies” is a complete mystery to me.... Read more »

On Writing and Ranting

“What I don’t understand, Stevie,” she said, “is why you’d write junk like this in the first place.  You’re talented.  Why do you want to waste your abilities?”  She had rolled up a copy of V.I.B. #1 and was brandishing it at me the way a person might brandish a rolled-up newspaper at a dog... Read more »

What Would You Do if You Walked in on a Grown Man Raping a 10 Year Old Boy?

This is the question that I’ve been thinking about since the Penn State scandal broke.  I’m trying to think about this in the most honest way I can.  Since I’m a small woman, I don’t think I would have tried to physically stop it, but then again, if it was my own child, maternal instincts... Read more »

Get it Through Your Heads: Athletes Are Not Role Models!

Thursday’s Chicago Tribune’s front page was strewn with articles about the new book written about Walter Payton and revelations of his drug use, philandering and an illegitimate child. And this surprises people?  I am not a sports fan.  I ride the bandwagon every once in a while when on that rare occasion, one of our sports teams... Read more »

Just Like Sports; Faith is an Action

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. – John 3:16 I don’t think I know of anyone who doesn’t know this scripture verse.  Athletes put it on their faces or armbands, the people at these... Read more »