Opening Day in Baseball
On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about theology and baseball and how sports can help us be better people.
Dr. Carmen Nanko-Fernandez is both a Professor of Hispanic Theology and Ministry and Director of the Hispanic Theology and Ministry Program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Her theological research has concentrated on the connections between sports and theology – and particularly baseball. Dr. Carmen is also a life-long New York Yankee’s fan and shares a bit about those connections between baseball and theology, how baseball follows a rhythm much like the Liturgical Calendar, and some highlights from her upcoming book on the life of legendary Baseball Player Roberto Clemente entitled: “El Santo! – Baseball and the Canonization of Roberto Clemente”.
Darrell Miller is the Vice President of Youth and Facilities Development for The Commissioner’s Office of Major League Baseball and a former Professional Baseball Player for the California Angels. Since this week was Opening Day week for Major League Baseball, Darrell talks a bit about his life in baseball, his Catholic faith as a Third Year Diaconate Student for the Diocese of Orange in California, and how sports can serve to build up moral character in young people.