Regina Coeli Report - August-September 2020: Putting Sports in Its Place
Most mortals on earth yearn for some diversion from the day-to-day drudge. Especially, youngsters sense the urge to flex their muscles against a worthy opponent or to team up for a friendly contest.
Relaxation and leisure are an important piece of the pie of human existence. Men often wonder how a busy mom of 5 or 10 kids roaming around her skirt may find her R&R. Yet, they see her beaming with joy and relaxation, heading her little troop. Yes, it is a pleasure for a good mom to run her flock or her good husband to relish the visible fruits of his labor. This is because love is at the heart of their action and they are living to the full their God-given mission.
Yet, most mortals on earth yearn for some diversion from the day-to-day drudge. Especially, youngsters sense the urge to flex their muscles against a worthy opponent or to team up for a friendly contest. This is also an important part of their physical, psychological, and social development. It is thought that kids who take games seriously are the ones best prepared for the ropes of adulthood. Does this mean that grown-ups who take games too seriously are receding into childhood? Whatever the answer, it is true that modern life calls for some distraction from stress and work, especially work remote from real things and real people.
This year, there are fewer and fewer people interested in watching a good game, partly a consequence of fan-less stadiums, but also perhaps because of the politics involved. In any case, this might be the chance for youngsters—and less young—to hit the grass and kick the ball, which, after all, is probably one of the best thing they can do to properly re-create.
Inside this Issue:
- Letter from the new District Superior, Fr. John Fullerton
- Play Ball!
- Interview with Fr. Michael McMahon
- Pictures from the District