In a statement Monday, Feb. 5, Archbishop Charles Chaput offered his congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles for their victory in Super Bowl LII the previous night in Minneapolis, Minn.


“If the great boxer Jimmy Braddock was the ‘Cinderella Man’ – an underdog, implausible winner — the Eagles are the Cinderella Team, a whole organization of character, courage and refusal to quit.  God bless them all, and their families, and the wonderful city (our city) they call home.

“Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles on their incredible victory in Super Bowl LII!”