Patrick Kelly SJ, PhD

Patrick Kelly SJ, PhD

Theological and spiritual reflections on sport and other cultural domains
Articles
Catholics and Sport in a Global Context: Introduction -“Introduction,”  pp. 1-13.  special issue of the journal Religion and Society, “Catholics and Sport in a Global Context,” Patrick Kelly, SJ ed. (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center...
Books
Catholic Perspectives on Sports: From Medieval to Modern Times (Paulist Press, 2012) “Kelly has broken fresh ground in Catholic theology.”  Theological Studies “The most innovative study.”  Revue d’Histoire Ecclesiastique, Louvain “It would be a great...
Lectures
  Keynote lecture at the “Symposium on the Church and Sport” at the University of Notre Dame, March 7, 2019.   Press Conference at Holy See Press Office for new Vatican document about sport, June...

Posts

Ignatius and the cannonball – start of the Ignatian Year
Five hundred years ago today, Ignatius of Loyola’s leg was hit by a cannonball, which led to his own personal conversion and a dramatic change...
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Death of Fr. Sushil Sah, SJ in Patna, India
I was very saddened to hear the news today of my dear friend Fr. Sushil Sah SJ's death in Patna, India. His burial was this...
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The Zags and Easter
Watching the Gonzaga basketball team play in this tournament is truly something special.  In the game against USC, freshman point guard Jalen Suggs was clearly...
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Why Sr. Jean and Fr. Rob Matter
Since Sr. Jean Dolores Schmidt (at 101 years old!) and Fr. Rob Hagan return to their roles as chaplains of Loyola University Chicago and Villanova...
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Reflections on St. Patrick and his relevance for our times
  Happy St. Patrick's Day!  In this brief video I share some reflections about the life of St. Patrick and his relevance for our times....
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Pope Francis gives interview on sport, the meaning of winning and losing
Pope Francis gave a lengthy, three part interview to La Gazetta dello Sport that has just been published (only in Italian). In one part of the...
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The president and professional athletes go head to head
                “When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”   This saying came to...
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The White House and Dr. Fauci
As I was recently reading all of the reports about the president and White House’s attempts to discredit Dr. Anthony Fauci, I thought of this...
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