Category Archives: sports

For soccer-loving pope, goalies are great, but Jesus still makes the best saves

VATICAN CITY — With the World Cup just months away, time is running out for interested nations to get Pope Francis to support their team. Who knows what kind of added boost a papal cheerleader can give players on the … Continue reading

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Ain’t no mountain high enough for U.S. priest

VATICAN CITY — When the Vatican press hall announces papal appointments, we’re usually presented with a rather dry encyclopedic biography of the new appointees: where they went to school, what they studied, ordination date, and teaching and ministry positions held … Continue reading

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Filipino boxer’s mom blames losses on leaving Catholicism

By David Agren Almost as soon as Filipino boxing phenom Manny Pacquiao hit the mat — knocked out Dec. 8 by Mexican opponent Juan Manuel Marquez — experts, heartbroken fans in the Philippines and the former champion’s own mother offered … Continue reading

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Sold out: In Dublin, a Navy-Notre Dame rivalry

By Cian Molloy DUBLIN — A sudden influx of American visitors has alerted Ireland that it is home to the annual Navy–Notre Dame football match Sept. 1. Billed as the Emerald Isle Classic, the game takes place in Aviva Stadium, … Continue reading

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‘Behind every successful man …’

By Daniel Linskey Catholic officials at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Gouyave, Grenada, honored the family of Olympic gold medalist Kirani James. James, 19, won the 400-meter race in 43.94 seconds Aug. 6, beating the Dominican Republic’s Luguelin Santos by … Continue reading

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Students in action: working for Olympic moment of silence

Students in the Sociology of Sports class at The Catholic University of America have joined a project to try to commemorate the massacre of 11 Israeli Olympic team members at the 1972 Munich Olympics. In addition to posting this video … Continue reading

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Bishops make World Series wager

With the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers facing off in this year’s World Series two bishops are paying close attention. The St. Louis Review is reporting that St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson made a friendly wager over … Continue reading

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