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Female student athletes prepare to take their case for fairness in sports to court Thursday.

Four female athletes challenge Connecticut policy in fight to save women’s sports

Sep 29, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Four female student athletes are at the center of an ongoing case to protect girls’ sports, which advanced to the... Read more

Former Celtics player Enes Kanter Freedom will be the keynote speaker at the March for the Martyrs,

This Muslim NBA vet is marching for persecuted Christians on Saturday

Sep 23, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Enes Kanter Freedom, a practicing Muslim from Turkey, will be speaking at the Sept. 24 March for the Martyrs in... Read more

Bishop Earl Boyea of the Diocese of Lansing. University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh at his introductory press conference on Dec. 30, 2014.

Bishop comes out in support of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh

Jul 29, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh received a tip of the hat from his own bishop for his pro-life remarks. Read more

Sydney McLaughlin

Sydney McLaughlin gives ‘all the glory to God’ after smashing another world record in hurdles

Jul 28, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

After breaking her previous record set a month ago, she gave all credit to God in a social media post... Read more

University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh at his introductory press conference on Dec. 30, 2014.

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh tells team members he would help raise their baby in event of unplanned pregnancy 

Jul 26, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

After receiving criticism on social media and from college football fans for remarks made at a pro-life event, Michigan Wolverines’... Read more

Real Madrid offers the Champions League trophy to Our Lady.

Real Madrid offers European Cup to the Virgin of Almudena

May 31, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

Real Madrid CF returned Sunday to Spain after winning the EUFA Champions League final, and offered the Virgin of Almudena... Read more

Sarah Escobar represents Ecuador in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Catholic athlete Sarah Escobar makes history at Winter Olympics

Feb 12, 2022

By Katie Yoder

When Sarah Escobar packed her bags for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, she included a memento from her mother: a... Read more

Landry Weber, a K-State player who is discerning and intends to enter seminary.

K-State football player plans to enter seminary

Jan 7, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Landry Weber, a 23-year-old wide receiver for Kansas State University’s football team, will soon be going “pro” in something very... Read more

Pope Francis with members of the ‘Pope’s Team - Fratelli tutti’ in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, Nov. 20, 2021.

Pope Francis meets the ‘Pope’s Team’ ahead of friendly soccer match

Nov 20, 2021

By CNA Staff

The papal team includes Swiss Guards and migrants. Read more

Pope Francis holds a soccer ball in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Aug. 26, 2015. L'Osservatore Romano.

Pope Francis fields Vatican soccer team in friendly match against Roma minority

Nov 11, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The soccer match is intended to counter racism and discrimination. Read more

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Knights of Columbus online exhibit explores baseball's Catholic history

Oct 5, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Knights of Columbus are releasing a four part series presentation exploring the historical connection between the fraternal organization and... Read more

Paralympics Games 2016, basketball, USA vs. Turkey

How Paralympics prime time coverage can help ‘normalize’ persons with disabilities

Aug 30, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A Catholic disability advocate praised an increase of television and media coverage for this year’s Paralympic Games, saying it will... Read more

Brian Siemann competes in the 2016 paralympic trials in Charlotte, North Carolina. Credit: Maria Siemann.

Brian Siemann, a paralympian raised with Catholic faith

Aug 26, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

After praying to St. Gerard about fertility problems, Teresa Siemann got more than she bargained for with quadruplets, one of... Read more

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

Here are the top faith-filled moments from the Olympics

Aug 10, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Some competitors at the 32nd Olympiad made it clear that they were playing not only for national pride and a... Read more

Sister Percylee Hart RSM, principal of Union Catholic Regional High School in New Jersey, sits in front a crowd of students, staff, and alumni as the crowd cheers on Sydney McLaughlin in her Gold medal race at the Tokyo Olympics.

Sydney McLaughlin wins gold and her Catholic high school goes wild

Aug 4, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Students and staff at Union Catholic Regional High School in Scotch Plains, New Jersey cheered on Tuesday night as alumna... Read more

Simone Biles at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games

Catholic gymnast Simone Biles makes triumphant return to Olympics

Aug 3, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Although the Tokyo Olympics did not go as planned for Simone Biles, the Catholic 24-year-old gymnast made a triumphant return... Read more

Neisi Dajomes. Credit: Ecuadorian Olympic Committee.

Ecuadorian bishops congratulate their country's first woman to win an Olympic gold medal

Aug 2, 2021

By David Ramos

The Ecuadorian bishops congratulated on Twitter Neisi Dajomes, the country’s first woman to win gold in the Olympics, for her... Read more

Mahira Bergallo Brzezicki, who will compete at the 2021 Paralympics in Toyko. Courtesy photo.

She overcame adversity with faith and is heading to the Paralympics in Tokyo

Jul 21, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

Mahira Bergallo Brzezicki, 19, is an Argentine athlete who will be participating in the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, proud of... Read more

US Gymnastics Olympic Team

U.S. Olympian takes her Catholic faith to Tokyo games

Jul 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

U.S. Olympic gymnast Grace McCallum is bringing both her skills and her Catholic faith to the Tokyo games in July.  Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of the Italian Basketball Federation at the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, May 31, 2021.

Pope Francis: Basketball is a sport that ‘lifts you up to the heavens’

May 31, 2021

By CNA Staff

He made the remark during an audience with members of the Italian Basketball Federation. Read more