SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
football
July 13, 2021
Yes, someone said that -- not a complete crank, either -- in an article for a third-tier conserative American publication that was essentially a rant, says David Mills, who took up his pen mainly because the author of the screed annoyed him. "The article's a rant by an ideologically marginal writer, writing in a marginal publication," but the author of the piece "does represent a large section of American conservatism, who think as he does."
July 11, 2021
Ten years ago, reporting that the Vatican had named St Luigi Scrosoppi as the patron saint of footballers, the Catholic Herald's editors noted that "The Vatican has stressed that his care is extended to all players; one trusts, therefore, that his favours would be neutrally bestowed in a tight World Cup final between England and Italy."
January 10, 2018
Romelu Lukaku was angered by claims he left Everton because he practiced voodoo
May 21, 2017
Antonio Conte, manager of Chelsea, is on the record about the strength of his faith, telling newspapers about his prayer life and about meeting the Pope
February 24, 2017
Pope Francis met Villarreal ahead of their cup match in Rome
November 30, 2016
The Pontiff referenced the tragedy, that claimed the lives of 71 people, during his latest general audience
November 30, 2016
71 people, including members of Brazilian football team Chapecoense, died in the crash late on Monday
November 14, 2016
The meeting comes two years after Germany defeated Argentina in the World Cup final
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