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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