Former NFL player discusses faith in new book

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What happens when you “have it all” – a successful career, big house, beautiful family, fame and fortune – but still feel alone and empty?

This is the question explored by “Crossing the Goal: A Saint Marches On,” a book by former NFL player and coach, Danny Abramowicz.

Released this month by EWTN Publishing, “Crossing the Goal” offers an inside view of Abramowicz’s life, as he shares the re-ignition and development of his Catholic faith.

Abramowicz was a wide receiver in the National Football League from 1967-1974. He played for the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers. In several of his seasons, he ranked in the Top 10 in the league for receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. In 1969, he was voted “All-Pro” by the Sporting News and Associated Press.

The book has earned the acclaim of Catholic thinkers.

“Through personal anecdotes and practical spiritual lessons, Danny Abramowicz lays out a road map for men to discover the greatness our Lord desires for every one of us,” said Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput.

John Paul II’s biographer George Weigel commented that “Danny Abramowicz applies lessons learned from a lifetime of struggles and successes to help men flourish in their roles as husbands and fathers.”

Other books released by EWTN Publishing – a joint venture between Sophia Institute Press and EWTN Global Catholic Network – include “Praying with Mother Angelica” and “Answering the Questions of Jesus.”

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