The recently finished Soccer World Cup showed that sports has a significant impact on human beings and relationships between cultures, nations and religious traditions. And the “universal call to sainthood” involves sports, says Fr. Patrick Kelly, SJ, Ph.D., associate professor of theology and religious studies at Seattle University. He contributed as an expert to the revision of “Giving the best of yourself: a document about the Christian perspective and sport and the human person,” the Vatican’s very comprehensive and first document on sports.
However, it does not mean “uncritical acceptance” of all aspects of sports. But “in order to really understand what is wrong with sport, we have to

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