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Catholic church prays for NHL Canadiens team

Posted by doctore0 on February 10, 2012

… Can we now diss religion; Religion is just a bunch of nutters babbling bs

When only a miracle can save the Montreal Canadiens’s dismal season, the Roman Catholic Church stepped in Thursday asking the faithful to pray for the ice hockey team.

The Canadiens are next-to-last in the National Hockey League’s 15-team eastern division standings and need to claw their way up to eighth place to play in the playoffs.

To help the Habs reach this goal, the Archdiocese of Montreal placed ads in local newspapers asking fans to pray for the hockey club.

The ad shows the division standings with every team listed except the Canadiens. In eighth place it simply says, “Let Us Pray.”

In a statement, the church said it hoped to demonstrate that it is “close to the people… with a sense of humor!” “And you, do you still have hope?” it asked.

2 Responses to “Catholic church prays for NHL Canadiens team”

  1. Reblogged this on Gideon Jagged and commented:
    The Tebowing of religion is proceeding apace…


  2. Dave said

    Hockey is no less a religion in Canada than football is in the US or soccer might be in Europe. Praying for the Habs is, of course, ridiculous, but isn’t ‘stupid’ what religions are really about? That they would actually pay for a local newspaper ad, promoting this ‘prayer’ deal, is nothing short of full-tilt boogie weirdness.


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