A Very Brady Ash Wednesday

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As was discussed here over the weekend, Tom Brady is going to be a daddy! (We've already got our baby shower gift picked out). It's never our place to judge, but we can't help but wonder how this whole thing is playing at home with the folks. Not only is their son not planning to marry the mom, actress Bridget Moynahan, but the two aren't even dating. But that type of behavior isn't exactly included in the Catholic playbook, and Brady is about as Catholic as one can get. In fact, his dad almost entered the seminary as a young man. From a 2005 article in the Boston Globe:

The father of the New England Patriots' two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback studied seven years to be a Maryknoll priest before deciding to leave the seminary and later having a family.

Q: You have a deep love for your faith. Has [your son] inherited that? A: He's not in the seminary. That doesn't mean that he doesn't love it every bit as much. Absolutely, it's an important role for him.


So ... all we're saying is we'd like to be a fly on the wall during Easter dinner at the Brady home this year, just to count the awkward silences.

Meanwhile, at the Vatican, they're scrambling the fighter jets as The Pope is choosing his tallest, most bejeweled hat. This is the one they've been training for. This time, it's not a drill.

Brady Reportedly To Be Father With Moynahan [MSNBC]
Daddy Oh! Bridget's Pregnant, But Tom Has No Plans To Marry Ex-Galpal [Boston Herald]
Tom Brady's Father To Share His Faith [Boston Globe]