Aug 12, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Some people hike to compete, others to challenge themselves. But as the sport increases as a global trend, others have taken it up as a way of drawing closer to God.
Jun 2, 2015 - 04:40 pm .- Amid the new soccer corruption scandal that has rocked the sports world, a Vatican official has called for different sectors of society to unite in encouraging sports that contribute authentically to bettering humanity.
May 7, 2015 - 03:19 pm .- On Thursday Pope Francis demonstrated his keen interest in uniting sports with faith, telling members of Italy's Lazio club not to let training or competitions trump the spiritual essentials.
Dec 4, 2014 - 02:05 am .- Franciscans in the Holy Land have launched a new project to bring together young people from different cultural and religious backgrounds to share in the “common language” of sports.
Nov 12, 2014 - 01:24 pm .- The Congregation for the Causes of Saints has approved the cause of beatification of Guido Schaffer, who was a Brazilian seminarian known as the “Anjo Surfista,” or “Surfer Angel.”
Oct 15, 2014 - 02:26 am .- When three feet of snow canceled South Dakota’s Crazy Horse half and full marathons last October, thousands of runners were disappointed – among them, a group from the National LIFE Runners Team.
Sep 5, 2014 - 02:04 am .- Each year, the Pontifical North American College in Rome celebrates Labor Day by pitting its second-year seminarians against the newly-arrived first years in a game of softball.
Jul 16, 2014 - 12:28 am .- Retired soccer star Javier “Pupi” Zanetti, who was captain of the Argentinean national team and of Inter Milan in Italy, will soon don his cleats again to take part in an inter-religious friendly match for peace.
Jun 24, 2014 - 05:19 am .- St. Peter’s Cricket team begins their “Light of Faith Tour” this fall, which includes a warm-up game against a team from the Royal Household, and a final match against the Anglican Church at Canterbury.
Jun 7, 2014 - 01:10 pm .- Youth from around Italy turned St. Peter’s Square into a giant playing field on Saturday as they ran relays, played basketball and performed karate on a day dedicated to the celebration of sports.
Feb 13, 2014 - 04:02 am .- Olympic cross-country skier Rebecca Dussault recently spoke to a large crowd of young adults in Denver, exhorting them to put their Catholic faith above everything else in life.
Jan 28, 2014 - 05:13 pm .- As the 2014 Super Bowl approaches, officials from government and private agencies gathered in Washington, D.C., to testify about prevention measures against the grave threat of human sex trafficking.
Nov 25, 2013 - 05:01 pm .- Pope Francis met with delegates of the European Olympic committee on Saturday, advising them to reject a consumerist mentality towards sports which can dehumanize athletes.
Nov 25, 2013 - 04:21 pm .- Filipino champion boxer Manny Pacquiao dedicated his Nov. 24 win to all the victims of the recent Typhoon Haiyan, offering prayers for their continued recovery.
Oct 25, 2013 - 06:03 am .- In light of recent events at the Vatican honoring the bond of sports and faith, one catholic organization revealed their goal to both evangelize through sports, as well as form athletes on an integral level.
Oct 22, 2013 - 07:08 am .- The Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture held a conference on “believers in the world of sports” this week to discuss the role of the Church in the realm of athletics.
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.