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Baseball exceptionalism

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Apr 02, 2012

When it comes to baseball, I thought I was a true believer. But Joseph Wood, writing for The Catholic Thing, sees signs of divine favor for the game where even I had not detected them:

This year, the official opening day of the major league season is April 5, within a week of Easter. Such a convergence of the temporal and ecclesial calendars is a sign of a well-ordered year, perhaps the closest we’ll come in this life, outside of Mass, to an alignment of the city of man and the city of God.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: bkmajer3729 - Apr. 02, 2012 8:27 PM ET USA

    Well, maybe this year our Lord will send a whole lot of grace to the Orioles! They certainly His help this coming season.