Category Archives: sports

Mass on a stud farm, near a Triple Crown winner

By Joyce Duriga LEXINGTON, Ky. — “American Pharoah is on this farm,” Karen said. “Shut. Up,” I said. “Really? Do you think they’ll let us see him?” “Nah, he’s probably in a secure area,” she said. Well, it turned out … Continue reading

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Wildcat pride in Rome

By Gaby Maniscalco* ROME — Feelings of hope and anticipation fill the air each year as students at Villanova University, a Catholic university in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania, gather on campus to cheer on the Wildcats at the start of basketball … Continue reading

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Archbishop’s message of congrats for hometown team

By now the parade is well underway in San Francisco where the Giants are celebrating their World Series victory over the Kansas City Royals with a big parade, to be followed by a celebration on the east steps of City Hall. … Continue reading

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Going to bat for peace

VATICAN CITY — With all the bad news coming out of the Middle East, this story shone a small beam of hope: the might of bats and balls against the thunder of missiles and misunderstandings. In support of sport as … Continue reading

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Lessons from a #WorldCup friendly

By Julia Willis WASHINGTON — Walking around the grounds of FedEx Field, I came to realize why sportscasters deemed the June 7 match between the Spanish national team and El Salvador a “friendly.” Surrounded by fans sporting T-shirts, flags, and even … Continue reading

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In Argentina, a different kind of Francis bump

By David Agren BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The San Lorenzo soccer club stumbled toward the final of its Argentine season in December. It drew its final match, but the other clubs finished in such a way that San Lorenzo won … Continue reading

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Priests, seminarians in Rome lace up to hit the field

VATICAN CITY — Seminarians at the Pontifical North American College will be vying for the Clericus Cup “triple crown,” well, “saturno” to be exact, since that’s what the trophy ball is wearing on its head (with a pair of cleats). … Continue reading

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