The Catholic News Service is reporting that the Vatican is trying to recruit Tim Tebow, Jeremy Lin and other prominent Christian athletes to take part in a conference on ethics and sports. Because if the Catholic Church knows about anything, it’s ethics.
In an effort to flex its moral muscle in the professional sports arena, the Vatican has invited top-tier Christian athletes Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin to help bring ethical values back to a scandal-ridden world of sports.
The Pontifical Council for Culture is planning to host an international conference on re-instilling values in sports this spring, inviting representatives from top world governing bodies like FIFA (the International Federation of Association Football), the International Cycling Union and the Italian National Olympic Committee…The council will also have Catholic and other Christian athletes in attendance, to give witness to how the worlds of faith and sports can easily come together.
He said the council hoped its participant line-up would include two high-profile Christian U.S. sports stars: NFL quarterback Tim Tebow of the New York Jets, and NBA basketball player Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets.
Jerry Sandusky cannot attend because, unlike far too many Catholic priests and bishops, he’s in prison.