Did you know they've used the Stanley Cup as a baptismal font?

I didn’t, until blogger (and deacon’s wife!) Kathy Schiffer wrote about it a few days back: Seven-week-old Alva Felicia Sundstrom, niece of Detroit Red Wings’ right winger Tomas Holmstrom, was baptized in “Lord Stanley” on July 25, 2008, in a private ceremony outside Holmstrom’s hometown of Pitea, in northern Sweden. Robert Sundstrom, who is Holmstrom’s [Read More...]

A bishop who saves goals and saves souls

Longtime readers will remember that this bishop runs marathons and likes to sing his homilies.  Turns out, he’s also a “holy goalie.” Meet another side of Springfield’s Bishop Thomas Paprocki, courtesy the Springfield State Journal-Register: There is a framed photo on the wall of the Most Rev. Thomas John Paprocki’s Springfield office that stands out [Read More...]


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