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Monday, September 26, 2005

Why the Chicago Cubs are the official team of the Catholic Church

Never one to shy away from controversy, I feel that it is time for me to address a certain failing among many Catholics to recognize the mandatory devotion they should have toward the Chicago Cubs.

There are several reasons why the Chicago Cubs are the team for Catholics.

1. Just as Cubs fans root for their team despite year after year of disappointment, so does God continue to support us despite our mistakes and failures.

2. Just as our readings for this past Sunday emphasized that God looks not at our errors of the past but instead on the good things we do in the present, so to does the National League not look upon the many victories that the Cubs have at the beginning of the season, but instead at the even greater number of losses that they have at the end of the season.

3. Note the profound significance of Pope Benedict XVI's coat of arms:

4. Is it surprising that the archfoe of the Chicago Cubs is a goat, considering that the goat is also the symbol of the devil and of all those who will not inherit everlasting life? I think not.

So, consider this a call for all real Catholics to recognize the allegiance that they owe to the Chicago Cubs must be of religious assent of the mind and the will as stated in the famous encyclical Expecto insequentem annum.


Anonymous TomG said...

I was expecting to read something along the lines of World Series is only a wanton desire and how failure makes us pious and piety makes holy, et. al. But like georege Will once said, "I know that losing builds character - I have enough character, thank you. I want to win."

And when was the last time two playoff teams clinched against the same club (the Cards and Astros did it this year...) It stinks.

7:11 PM  
Anonymous TomG said...

Oh - and the real reason the Cubs are the teamog the Catholic Church....we pray for the best to happen, but know in our hearts it's not going to happen.

9:05 PM  
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4:47 PM  

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