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More like this – Holy Goalie December 16, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, General Catholic, silliness, Society.

Bishop Thomas Paprocki was ordained as Bishop of Springfield, Ill, in April of this year.  He has already done good works, including hosting a conference intended to increase the number of trained exorcist priests in the United States, something badly needed (we only have 6!).  He’s also a very outgoing guy who clearly communicates the Faith.  But, he also plays hockey. 

Alot of people don’t know that I play hockey, or used to.  I don’t get to play much anymore, but I love the game.  Since I quit drinking and had eleventeen kids, it’s harder to play, but I still go skate or play every now and then.  Hockey is a terrific sport, but not playing is an offering I’ve made to God as a little act of penitence.  I think it is very cool to see a bishop as a “regular” guy playing hockey – not to distract from his rightful Authority, but to emphasize the human side not often seen in bishops.

Note that the Chicago Blackhawks did go on to win the Stanley Cup in 2010, after Bishop Paprocki practiced with them.

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