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Pre-World Cup, Neocats win Clericus Cup

It’s the biggest foot-balling event in the world before the World Cup’s kickoff in South Africa in two weeks time. Erm. Ok. Fine.

It’s the Catholic Church’s biggest foot-balling event: The Clericus Cup and it’s just bee run, a second time in  a row, by a smoking hot team of international seminarians put up by the Neocatechumenal Way. Their team “Redemptoris Mater” beat the students at the North American College “The North American Martyrs” one : nil in the Clericus Cup final in Rome on Saturday.

Since February, 300 clerics and young priests from 63 different nations took part in the tournament which has been running for four years now. There are 16 teams made up of the different seminarians and the competition is organised by the Catholic Sports Association of Italy.

Written by annaarco

May 31, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Priests fight the bite of the recession

5321602In these days of economic uncertainty, we’ve heard a lot of criticism of materialist mindsets, of bankers, of people who were irresponsible with money from those high up in the Spiritual World. Everyone from the Pope to Rowan Williams has had something to add about the credit crisis and the recession we are in right now.

Across La Manche, priests are putting their money where their mouth is and are foregoing a month’s salary in order to help victims of the economic crisis.

La Famille Chretienne has the story:

Priests in the diocese of Lyon have followed the example of a Spanish diocese and are being invited to give a month’s worth of salary (which is around 900 euros) to a charitable association supporting the victims of the crisis.

Thanks to Koztoujours for pointing it out.

Written by annaarco

October 30, 2009 at 12:41 pm