13 December 2010

An analogy: Being Bishop and Goalie

The State Journal-Register had an article yesterday describing Bishop Paprocki's goal keeping for charity events. Here's a snippet from the article:

“Running and hockey are diversions,” Paprocki said during a recent interview at the Catholic Pastoral Center in Springfield. “It can’t be all work and no play. Both reinvigorate me for my ministry as bishop.”

There’s even an analogy, Paprocki, says between the office of bishop and the task of a goalie.

“Both are at the center of the action, and with both, you have to be able to handle and concentrate and focus on what you’re doing,” he says.

“The goalie bears a certain responsibility. There’s no other sport where you’re literally the last line of defense.”
I must respectfully disagree with His Excellency; the keeper bears the same responsibility in soccer.

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