Monday, April 09, 2007

“Surviving the Blitz”

A few days back, Catholic Online posted a story on the remarks of Tom Brady, Sr., at a recent Catholic men's conference in Worcester, Massachusetts.

The father of the Superbowl-winning quarterback of the same name, he spoke about how prayer and faith can help with "blitz-like pressures we all encounter in everyday life."

Good quotes:

"There’s no Pollyanna in the Brady family,” he said. “We have in our family experienced the pain of divorce, the anguish of family feuds. We’ve been addicted with the Irish flu - or perhaps that’s alcoholism. And other addictions as well.” He added that he himself was abused as a child.

Brady, 62, did not speak specifically about the well-publicized news that son Tom and his former girlfriend, actress Bridget Moynihan, are expecting a child outside of marriage. But Brady did note that this isn’t the first time this has happened in his family.

“When it comes to grandchildren being born outside of wedlock, we’re three for three,” he said. “There’s disappointment there because that’s not really kind of the way it’s done. But I love the fact that they’re here with us - rather than the alternative that so often happens in society today.”

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