For the men served by St. John’s Hospice, the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl win tasted delicious.
The hospice, a ministry of Catholic Social Services that assists homeless men in Philadelphia, received a $100 cash donation from Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, as payment of a Super Bowl LII wager with Archbishop Charles Chaput.
The funds were presented on Feb. 14, followed by a lunch of New England clam chowder from Legal Sea Foods. The meal was sponsored by Boston auxiliary bishop Robert P. Reed, who had also wagered against the Eagles in the big game.
The donation and the hearty soup satisfied the bet — and the residents of St. John’s Hospice.
Help keep Catholic media free, support CatholicPhilly.com
You may have noticed “pay walls” greeting you when you visit the websites of newspapers and magazines, both large and small. These mechanisms allow you to read a few articles for free before you’ve got to pay an annual fee if you want to see more.
You won’t find a pay wall on CatholicPhilly.com because we’re more than a news organization. We’re informing, inspiring and forming readers in the Catholic faith every day through the news, features and commentaries that we post on this site and share across social media.
It costs money to provide high-quality coverage of the local Catholic communities we primarily serve, while also distributing national and world news of interest to Catholics, plus the orthodox teachings of the Catholic faith.
Help us in this mission by making a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community.
Make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
or by credit card: