Pope says Sundays for God not sports,

posted by Jason Kottke Mar 26, 2004

Pope says Sundays for God not sports, entire Catholic population of Boston breaks all ties with church..

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PeterMar 26, 2004 at 3:32PM

of course, now the media is going to put a sensationalist spin on it to infer that he said "sports should be banned on sundays", which was not at all the point.

LMar 26, 2004 at 3:32PM

there goes Serie A on sunday for italian football.

nickMar 28, 2004 at 5:40PM

One of the big distinctions between traditional Catholic and Protestant culture in Ireland is that the one community goes to Mass and then to the match, while the other stays in and did sombre things. It's the Protestant nations which have been closer to the idea that Sunday should be a 'day of rest, and I mean Rest'.

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