Fr Calogero ended up in the dock after taking part in a riot at a football match involving Ravenusa FC, his local team, of which he is the chairman.
He was incensed by the referee's decision to disallow a last-minute winning goal scored by Ravenusa. Later he said: "I did what was right in the name of truth and justice."
But the court disagreed and he was fined.
Meanwhile, another soccer saga looks set for a happier ending. A friendly tournament has been arranged by the Catholic chaplaincy at Cardiff, involving six chaplaincies in the south-west on the first weekend in March.
They hope that supporters will remain peaceful before and after the game, when they will engage in a conference on The Catholic student and sexual ethics.
Bishop Mullins, auxiliary in Cardiff and member of the hierarchy for higher education, will lead the strong team of speakers.
Muggeridge media attack
Malcolm Muggeridge was warm: ly applauded by more than 2.000 American television and radio religious broadcasters for an impassioned indictment last week of the media and the society they reflect. Speaking at the annual breakfast of the National Religious Broadcasters convention, he said that although they were not responsible for it, the media were "an integral part of our disintegrating way of life." Ile urged the broadcasters to counter the trend by promoting a Vision of Christ —"the only hope in a darkening world."