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Catholic school alumnae play in FIFA Women’s World Cup

Several Catholic school alumnae are competing in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which kicks off June 26 in Germany. On the U.S. team, forwards Abby Wambach and Amy Rodriguez both attended Catholic high schools: Our Lady of Mercy High … Continue reading

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As baseball fans go, there’s ‘nun better’ than Cleveland’s Sister Mary Assumpta

There’s “nun better” in the eyes of the Baseball Reliquary than Holy Spirit Sister Mary Assumpta Zabas of Cleveland. Sister Mary Assumpta, 64, a longtime fan of the Cleveland Indians, was named the winner of the organization’s Hilda Award for … Continue reading

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South African church readies for World Cup

Are you a soccer fan? If you are then you know that the World Cup — soccer’s Super Bowl — is set to begin in just 14 days. For the first time in football history, Africa will play host. It’s … Continue reading

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A different view of the Olympics

For a noncommercial take on the Winter Olympics, check out the Olympics blog of Clayton Imoo, director of the Youth Ministry Office for the Archdiocese of Vancouver, British Columbia. Imoo creates videos documenting each day’s events. His low-key, humorous approach … Continue reading

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An Olympic welcome from The B.C. Catholic

The B.C. Catholic, award-winning newspaper of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, British Columbia, has published a special Olympic edition. “We Believe: A Catholic Guide to the 2010 Winter Games,” includes greetings from church officials, including Pope Benedict XVI; maps, Mass times … Continue reading

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Tastykakes never tasted so good

You may recall reading about the friendly World Series wager between the archbishops of New York and Philadelphia — some Tastykakes to New York if Philadelphia lost the series; some New York bagels to Philly if the Yankees lost. (Who … Continue reading

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Super Bowl: Reaping the benefits of prayer?

During a visit to Pittsburgh this weekend, I could feel the Super Bowl excitement in the air. The grocery stores were packed with people stocking up for the big game; people and businesses had signs in their windows; and the … Continue reading

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