- Mar 2, 2021
A Louisiana court’s recent dismissal of a lawsuit against the NFL over officiating at a January playoff game is now being cited by attorneys for the Catholic Church as they fight civil lawsuits over alleged sex abuse by clergy.
Former pro-football player works with local church to bring the Church to young players.
Late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia and former NFL quarterback Roger Staubach, both devout Catholics, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, in a White House ceremony.
Catholic coaches and players of the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles have clear game plans for making Sunday Mass in the midst of prepping for big games each week.
The Diocese of Toledo has joined the Diocese of Rockville Centre in New York in warning its students that they will face disciplinary action if they take part in protests during the national anthem or the Pledge of Allegiance. Both dioceses have longstanding rules about standing during the anthem.
What’s been lost amid the current American debate about the NFL and protesting police brutality and racial injustice is that kneeling is a particularly religious act, reserved to the realm of the spirit and associated with submission and surrender to something supernaturally higher than ourselves. There are better, and more appropriate, gestures to express protest and civil disobedience.