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The faith and witness of a young athlete who died running a half marathon

Jul 17, 2024

By Diego López Colín

In a July 14 statement, the Mexico City Sports Institute reported that a man died after fainting near the Angel... Read more

"Without God, nothing in life has meaning," says Spanish national soccer team coach Luis de la Fuente Castillo.

Coach says making sign of the cross before game ‘is not superstition, it’s faith’

Jul 12, 2024

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

“I have faith,” said Luis de la Fuente Castillo, coach of the team that will play in the Euro Cup... Read more

Cynthia Monteleone, shown at the "Our Bodies, Our Sports" rally in Washington, D.C., on June 23, 2022. The mother of three is a track coach, a Team USA World Masters track champion, and an advocate for the preservation of women’s sports.

Female athletes advocate for women’s sports ahead of Title IX transgender changes

Jun 23, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

New regulations the Biden administration will propose could lead to major changes in women's sports. Read more

Los Angeles Rams' Cooper Kupp (L) breaks away from Cincinnati Bengals' Jessie Bates III during Super Bowl LVI between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on February 13, 2022.

'God is just so good,' Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp says after his clutch performance

Feb 15, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

“I don’t feel deserving of this. God is just so good,” Los Angeles Rams' receiver Cooper Kupp said in a... Read more

Harrison Butker, an NFL kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs, is an altar server at Traditional Latin Masses.

Saddened by restrictions, NFL star speaks out in defense of Traditional Latin Mass

Feb 14, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

In an exclusive interview with CNA, Kansas City Chiefs placekicker Harrison Butker shares his love of the Traditional Latin Mass... Read more

Olympic track star Sydney McLaughlin with Sister Percylee Hart RSM, the principal of Union Catholic Regional High School in Scotch Plains, NJ. McLaughlin graduated from the school in 2017.

'Go, Syd, Go!': Catholic high school ready to cheer on Sydney McLaughlin at Tokyo Olympics

Aug 2, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Track star Sydney McLaughlin, the pride of New Jersey's Union Catholic Regional High School, says her goal is "to glorify... Read more

Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz proudly displays her Olympics gold medal and the Miraculous Medal, a devotional medallion depicting the Virgin Mary.

Gold medalist weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz inspires the Philippines with her victory and Catholic devotion

Jul 27, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

After completing her final lift in a very close competition, Diaz burst into tears, clutched at the Miraculous Medal of... Read more

Pope Francis holds a soccer ball in St. Peter's Square in 2015.

Book collects Pope Francis' words of encouragement to athletes

Aug 29, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican is publishing a new book collecting Pope Francis’ notable speeches to athletes of all kinds, and which includes... Read more

The fascinating (and problematic) history of athletes doping

Aug 18, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

As the world's eyes are on Rio de Janeiro for last days of the 2016 Summer Olympics, the topic of... Read more