Posts Tagged ‘Church and sport’

Sister Linda a small but formidable force

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

Sister Linda Sim, who is about 1.5m tall and weighs less than 50kg, won a gold medal in the World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in South Korea. Sister Linda gave up taekwondo when she joined a convent. Years later, she’s dusted off her black belt at a Singaporean hospice to teach children recovering from cancer. Read Read more

The morality of boxing

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Why has the Catholic Church not condemned boxing? It is the only sport in the world whose purpose is to hurt your opponent, even to knock them out. It is a barbaric sport where the participants try to pummel their opponent into oblivion. It certainly doesn’t belong in a civilized society whose rules are based Read more

America’s Cup: Catholic Church blesses Luna Rossa?

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Italian Challenger of Record Luna Rossa has launched its first AC75 in Cagliari, Sardinia. Last Thursday, TVNZ reported that the boat was blessed by the Catholic Church (sic), before being christened by Miuccia Prada, head designer of the fashion label and the wife of the team’s boss. Should New Zealanders get the impression that all 1.3 Read more

Departing Whanganui priest will be missed by his football club

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Father Louis Bochkolz has proudly worn his collar while playing the game that he loves for Castlecliff Football Club in Whanganui The game last Sunday was a farewell celebration for him between Castlecliff St Anthony’s XI and a Whanganui combined XI which was attended by almost 100 people. Buchholz is from Belgium, he was posted Read more

Archbishop of Lima says Peru will beat the All Whites

Monday, November 13th, 2017
All Whites

The Archbishop of Lima, Juan Luis Cipriani, is backing Peru to beat the All Whites in their second contest in Lima on Wednesday. In his programme ‘Dialogue of Faith’, broadcast on a cable TV channel, Cipriani said he does not think much of the All Whites. “Honestly, the other team is bad, you have to Read more