Very easily this can be adapted to Catholicism. Very easily this can be applied to traditionalism. But be mindful, there is an honesty which must be seen. This post isn't about the words, it's about the idea. The idea that man can be better than he is. That man can strive for the summit. That man can make the most and that he does not have to settle. Take care of what you read, understand that Bear Bryant is speaking not just to Chris, but he speaking to every player who ever played for Alabama. He is speaking to every person who strove to be more than average. And he expected the best. This came with the things that make a person great. This can be applied to what makes a Catholic great.
This is a letter, but look deeper than the words. Look at the idea. And when you do, you'll understand why Alabama has more National Championships than any other Division I university in football. You'll also understand that the men that Bear Bryant put forward were good men. He expected greatness. He got it. If we take that same expectation and we apply it to our Catholic lives, we can expect greatness too. And we can get it.