I have been meaning to write a post about last Sunday's World Cup soccer match in which the U.S. lost a heartbreaker to Japan. The U.S. women lost the match but unlike the men's teams of almost all countries, they did not lose their dignity. The play was not dirty. There were no fakes flops by either team. The women played hard, to be sure, but hard is not dirty and the game was both thrilling to watch and a testimony to the fact that good sportsmanship still exists. Better to say, good sportswomanship.
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- Francis' encyclical an urgent call to prevent world of 'debris, desolation and filth'
- Editorial: Churches can lead the fight against racism
- New family synod document a mixture of welcome, criticism of modern life
- Special Section: Women Today [Print only]
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by Tony Magliano Making a Difference