Basketball Bishops

Rocco talks about Bishop Michael Burbidge of Raleigh, using basketball in vocations promotion.

Another basketball bishop is Cardinal Cipriani of Lima, Peru. He was in Houston a year ago, having come to Texas for the installation of his fellow Opus Dei priest, Jose Gomez, as Archbishop of San Antonio. He regaled a group of students, faculty and friends at Rice with tales of his time on Peru’s national basketball, playing in the Olympics and against such notables as Wes Unseld. When in San Antonio, he was taken to visit the Spurs and shot some free throws (making all of them) and giving the coach some advice (the coach was impressed by his knowledge).