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Faith and sports (and the pope)

January 25, 2018

Pat Kelly, S.J., associate professor of theology and religious studies (right), was in Rome in December to do some work for the Vatican office of the “Church and Sport.” While there, he concelebrated Mass with Pope Francis on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Dec. 12). 

Also, The Catholic Spirit, official publication of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, recently interviewed Father Kelly for its story about sports and faith with an eye toward the upcoming Super Bowl. He also authored an article, "Sports in Schools: Beyond Winning and Losing," which appears in the current issue of Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education.