So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter (2 Thess. 2:15). Guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge, for by professing it some have missed the mark as regards faith (1 Tim. 6:21-22).

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” Friar's Briar: curling clergy.

Rock 'em sock 'em religious?

From the website:
The Friars’ Briar Association aims to promote fine fellowship and good curling on a national basis among clergy persons and their associates. The Association has held an annual curling competition, known as the Friars’ Briar Bonspiel, since 1978.
“The Friars” is held in Canada, ordinarily in the same city as the site of a Canadian or World curling championship. This allows for competitors in the Friars’ Briar to both play the game of curling and to support the game of curling.
http://friarsbriar.ca/
"Sweep on, you fat and greasy citizens."—from As You Like It (Shakespeare)
Times Colonist article: http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/jack-knox-the-friars-briar-bonspiel-means-the-temple-of-brooms-is-upon-us-1.11115069
"The Catholic priests from Edmonton had to skip (as it were) the bonspiel this year. The Lenten calendar caused a conflict."—Times Colonist
Glad to hear that said priests are keeping a holy Lent.

One could hope that the players will seek out the Church built on the true Rock, Jesus Christ and His rock, Saint Peter. That is, the Catholic Church.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AntxorqHSjE
For non-curlers (a club to which this blogger happily belongs), a dictionary of curling terms:
http://www.worldcurling.org/a-z-of-curling-terminology
If curling doesn't work for you, try Crokicurl, a game developed by Canadian architects Liz Wreford and Leanne Muir.

Crokinole and curling combined; the end of the world must be near.

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