27 September, 2011

Baptized in the Stanley Cup!




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Baptized in the Stanley Cup!

7 comments:

  1. "One would think that filling the Cup with holy water would (a) cleanse it and (b) sanctify it—making it even more deserving of public adulation."

    Only a non-hockey fan would so think.

    As for the attributes of baptism, apparently the writer of that article does not know that the primary philosophies of Sweden are atheism and Lutheranism, in that order. Why does he assume that the Holstroms are Catholic, with Catholics' attitudes towards a ritual that may not have been considered as "sacred" to them as he considers it to be to himself?

    On the other hand, I wonder if the Holstroms and Sundstroms considered the curse that goes with the cup. If Alva Sundstrom ever has plans to become an NHL hockey player, her family members have just loaded her with an awful negative load to overcome! ;D

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  2. Reminds me of the time Tony Esposito was baptizing his child and he invited his friends Gordie and Mark Howe to attend the ceremony. The priest, who was a big hockey fan, got so excited he started the service with the exhortation : "In the name of the Father, the Son and the Goalie Host"

    Michael

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  3. I like a good hockey game as much as the next guy.
    Sadly that metal cup has become a pagan idol for many Catholic families these days. Church and Christianity are tossed by the wayside in pursuit of little Johnny attaining the godlike status of a hockey star.
    As I pass the parking lot brimming with cars at the local rink on Sunday morning to get to our near empty Church of silver haired Catholics, I wonder what it would be like if Catholic parents showed as much concern, and dedicated as much time and money into their children's salvation as they do chasing a black plastic disk.
    Probably for most at the baptism, the fact the little girl was receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit and initiation into God's family was insignificant compared the fact she was getting dipped in a shiny silver bowl called the stanley cup.
    It's really a sad story if you ask me, and a metaphor for all that is wrong in the church today.

    Cheers
    Paul

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  4. Paul, the Cup is not Catholic. Neither are most fans. Enough, already.

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  5. Lady Janus, i agree with your points entirely which makes it a rather odd rebuke.

    Cheers
    Paul

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  6. In that case, why the slap?

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  7. Janus you seem confused. You're a Pagan, so nothing in my statement has anything remotely to do with you or anyone outside the Catholic Church. If you feel I slapped you or hockey fans with my statement I suggest you read it again.

    Cheers
    Paul

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