Oct 20, 2013 - 03:42 pm .- At a Vatican athletic event promoting the connection between faith and sports, British Olympic gold medalist runner Jason Gardener credited Catholic nuns for encouraging him to succeed.
Aug 14, 2013 - 12:29 pm .- Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi said his audience with Pope Francis on August 13 in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall was a moment that he will never forget.
Aug 13, 2013 - 05:05 pm .- Following a century of Popes who have been enthusiastic about sports, Pope Francis met with the Italian and Argentine soccer teams, urging them to contribute to the common good in their calling.
Jul 24, 2013 - 04:01 pm .- The marriage of Catholic Sri Lankan cricket star Angelo Mathew and national badminton player Heshani Silva caused joy among the country’s Catholics and gave added prominence to the country’s Catholic minority.
Jun 11, 2013 - 09:35 am .- As he stood next to St. Peter’s Square, former NFL quarterback Rich Gannon reflected on how his family’s first visit to Rome deepened their faith.
Jun 6, 2013 - 04:25 pm .- The last time Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski made a friendly bet with a bishop from Texas, he lost.
May 18, 2013 - 07:30 am .- The North American Martyrs succeeded in clinching the Clericus Cup for the second year in a row, beating the seminarians from Mater Ecclesiae by a score of 1-0.
Apr 19, 2013 - 10:25 am .- The former Los Angeles Lakers player Vlade Divac was thrilled to meet with the Swiss Guard to discuss sports and learn about their work at the Vatican.
Apr 10, 2013 - 08:05 am .- Diverse groups from around the world were present at this morning’s general audience, but one – the Pope’s favorite soccer team – received a greeting from the pontiff that no one else did.
Feb 22, 2013 - 04:03 am .- The story of an Indiana teen who continues to make local sports headlines despite having prosthetic legs has highlighted the Catholic faith and pro-life devotion of his parents.
Feb 14, 2013 - 12:03 am .- Best friends Jennifer Risper and Christina Wirth have given up professional basketball to become Catholic missionaries with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students' outreach to student athletes.
Feb 2, 2013 - 06:02 am .- Brothers John and Jim Harbaugh, coaches of the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers, respectively, have seen their fair share of sibling rivalry – but this weekend's Super Bowl should prove to be a contest like no other.
Jan 5, 2013 - 06:15 am .- As Alabama and Notre Dame prepare to face each other in college football’s Bowl Championship Series, both teams will also have the chance to spiritually prepare for the big game.
Dec 3, 2012 - 04:08 pm .- The Brazilian soccer team Corinthians received a special blessing from a local priest before traveling to Japan for the 2012 Club World Cup that will take place Dec. 6-16.
Oct 14, 2012 - 04:54 pm .- Legendary referee Kerry Fraser is known for his trademark hairstyle and holds the record for most National Hockey League games called. However, Fraser’s life was most deeply touched by a different kind of call – one that led to his conversion to the Catholic faith.
Jul 28, 2012 - 09:03 am .- Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster reminded Olympians this afternoon that the deepest meaning of sporting achievement is giving“glory to their maker.”
Jun 26, 2012 - 06:04 am .- It's not every day that children in Piura, Peru, learn to play American football from the coach of a National Football League team.
Jun 15, 2012 - 02:59 am .- The ethics of sports will be the focus of a new initiative launched June 14 by two Vatican departments.
Jun 8, 2012 - 03:59 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI is urging those participating in soccer’s 2012 European Championship to promote “noble human values” during the tournament which begins on June 8.
May 23, 2012 - 12:29 am .- The Vatican’s sports office has paid tribute to Chelsea striker Didier Drogba after the Catholic soccer star gave credit to God for his team’s UEFA Champions League victory.