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In God (and Manly) he trusts

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Dan, Feb 23, 2015.

By Dan on Feb 23, 2015 at 12:52 AM
  1. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    THE Manly Sea Eagles are set for a heavenly season after being backed by the north shore’s new bishop.

    The Most Rev Peter Comensoli, who was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Broken Bay just before Christmas and is based at Waitara Cathedral, donned a Manly scarf as he revealed his lifelong love of the team.

    The bishop said he had been a fan of the Silvertails since he was seven – despite growing up in Wollongong.

    Following services on a Sunday he can likely be found cheering on his team.

    “I think initially it was a case of liking the colours,” he confessed.

    “I watch the games on TV. I have only actually been to Brookvale once. I patted Graham Eadie on the back.”

    Bishop Comensoli said one of his favourite players was Eagles legend Steve Menzies, on and off the field.

    “He stayed with the club. He played tough, he was a damn good player but a good man,” he said.

    The bishop, who once studied at the old St Patrick’s Seminary in Manly, offered his blessing to the players for the season and said he was interested to see how the new squad would perform against the Parramatta Eels on March 6.

    “I will encourage them to play hard, play well and live good lives,” he said.

    “I’m looking forward to the new season. We will see if (Daly) Cherry-Evans and (Keiran) Foran stay.”

    Bishop Comensoli’s diocese covers 26 parishes across the north shore, northern beaches and Central Coast.

    His aims include supporting young people — including taking 500 youths on a pilgrimage to Poland for World Youth Day — and reminding the community of the importance of family life, something he feels has been lost in Australian society.

    “Marriage and family life is absolutely critical. We are not individuals. Family has always been the principal structure of society. Family and marriage is really important,” he said.

    He also wants to encourage more young people into the priesthood.


Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Dan, Feb 23, 2015.

    1. cherry_poppins

      cherry_poppins Well-Known Member

      +1,548 /187
      Insert reference to God's country
    2. The Wheel

      The Wheel Well-Known Member

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      After the weekends game I hope he says a few little prays for Tooves
    3. SeaEagleRock8

      SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +10,548 /214
      Well Bishop, we won't take you literally.
    4. tookey

      tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +5,796 /186
      We already have the mad monk supporting us and now the bishop.

      How can we lose
    5. Moondog

      Moondog What's up Darth? Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +5,252 /51
      I've always found it slightly ludicrous priests giving advice on family planning.

      PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

      +1,521 /114
      Well done reveran you've seen the light.
    7. God

      God Well-Known Member

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      He can trust in me all he likes, but I'm not sold on anyone who vows a life of celibacy in my name.
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      • Moondog

        Moondog What's up Darth? Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +5,252 /51
        I'm with you on this one God....plus I'm not big on priests. I saw one stand on a budgie once, admittedly he was pissed and the budgie was out of his cage in the pub. Naturally I called him a kent and that got me a backhander from the old man but I guess you know all that already...
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