Thursday, November 4, 2010

What about hobbies?

A frequent question for guys discerning the priesthood involves, strangely enough, hobbies. Guys have interests beyond just the Church (we could safely assume St. Paul was a runner, no?), and want to know if they will have to leave all that behind.

Strangely enough, there is a movement afoot to enshrine a Catholic Priest in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Intrigued? I thought so:

Okay, Costello only played 15 regular season games and the 5 playoff games, but he is a Stanley Cup champion, and a junior superstar with two Memorial Cup championships before that. He spent most of his three professional seasons in the minor leagues.

That is hardly a Hall of Fame worthy resume. So why should the Hall of Fame induct Costello?

Campbell argues "Costello deserves to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame because, when you think about it, no man has ever used the game for a more noble purpose. That he died doing God's work through hockey makes the case for his induction as a builder that much stronger."

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