Tag: Super Bowl

Sweat and blood in the spiritual life

Sweat and blood in the spiritual life

| Brad Parent | June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a culture, we are fascinated by sports. Hundreds of millions of people tune in to watch the Super Bowl, World Cup, Olympics and other sporting events. Even among those who aren’t athletically inclined, names like LeBron James, Tom Brady and Usain Bolt are as much pop culture icons as they are athletes, and the allure of watching them compete is undeniable.

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Basilica makes Super Bowl visitors feel at home

Basilica makes Super Bowl visitors feel at home

| February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

For an hour the morning of Feb. 4, a few New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles fans put aside their differences at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.

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Our redemption includes our sexuality

Our redemption includes our sexuality

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | February 8, 2018 | 32 Comments

Many wonderful organizations have been working to highlight the terrible issue of sex trafficking, which has been shown to increase when a city hosts the Super Bowl. The Jan. 25 edition of The Catholic Spirit showed what some wonderful organizations were doing to help the victims of this crime and even to reach out to perpetrators. Recently, the bishops of Minnesota, through our Minnesota Catholic Conference, listened to a presentation that helped to open our eyes to the magnitude of this problem in our state, a problem that won’t go away now that the Super Bowl is over.

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St. Olaf throws Super Bowl party for homeless displaced by game security

St. Olaf throws Super Bowl party for homeless displaced by game security

| February 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

St. Olaf in downtown Minneapolis hosted homeless men and women during Super Bowl weekend to accommodate the temporary closure of First Covenant Church’s shelter, due to its close proximity to U.S. Bank Stadium.

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Philadelphia Eagles punter sees God’s hand in path to Super Bowl

Philadelphia Eagles punter sees God’s hand in path to Super Bowl

| February 2, 2018 | 1 Comment

Philadelphia Eagles punter Donnie Jones understands how rarely a chance to play in the Super Bowl comes around.

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Catholic faith an influence for New England Patriots assistant coaches

Catholic faith an influence for New England Patriots assistant coaches

| February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

For a block of time each Saturday evening before a home game, several New England Patriots coaches break away from the task of finalizing game plans.

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Ukrainian Catholic prelates make culinary wager on game’s outcome

Ukrainian Catholic prelates make culinary wager on game’s outcome

| February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two Ukrainian Catholic prelates have placed a culinary wager on the outcome of the Feb. 4 Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis.

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Miami Catholic school surprises principal with ticket to Super Bowl

Miami Catholic school surprises principal with ticket to Super Bowl

| Jim Davis | February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Step into the principal’s office at Epiphany School in Miami, and you’ll think you’ve entered a shrine for the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Knights, Birk kick off Super Bowl week with coat donations

Knights, Birk kick off Super Bowl week with coat donations

| February 1, 2018 | 2 Comments

Students of St. John Paul II Catholic Preparatory School in Minneapolis joyfully put on brand new coats as current and former members of the Minnesota Vikings greeted them. 

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Prelates’ friendly Super Bowl wager will benefit poor whoever wins game

Prelates’ friendly Super Bowl wager will benefit poor whoever wins game

| Matthew Gambino | January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

A friendly wager between the archbishops of Philadelphia and Boston for Super Bowl LII Feb. 4 in Minneapolis between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots will benefit needy people in both cities.

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Archbishop to Super Bowl visitors: MN winters might be chilly, but hospitality is warm

Archbishop to Super Bowl visitors: MN winters might be chilly, but hospitality is warm

| January 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

“My prayer for this special weekend is that all of you — teams, vendors, families, media and all guests — have a safe and fun visit,” Archbishop Hebda said.

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Celebrating Mass for Eagles, Patriots a joy for East Coast priests

Celebrating Mass for Eagles, Patriots a joy for East Coast priests

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

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.

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