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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

A group of high school girls running on a track. Via Shutterstock

Newspaper edits opinion piece on transgender athletes to remove ‘hurtful language’ 

May 27, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

A religious liberty law firm says a major national newspaper edited a gender description in an opinion piece by one... Read more

Catholic University of America Head Football Coach Mike Gutelius with the Catholic University Cardinals. Credit: Catholic University football team.

Cardinal virtues set the Catholic University Cardinals apart

May 6, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

College football is an intense competition that challenges young men to push their abilities to the limits. Catholic University of... Read more

Gino Bartali (1914-2000) competing in the 1938 Tour de France.

Catholic cycling champion who saved Jews during World War II honored in Assisi

May 5, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Gino Bartali helped to save more than 800 Jews from Nazi persecution. Read more

Pope Francis meets a delegation from the Pro Recco Waterpolo 1913 Team at the Vatican, April 22, 2021.

Pope Francis: The biggest defeat for an athlete is to not play as a team

Apr 22, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope told a team of top water polo players not to “play alone.” Read more

Polish windsurfing star Zofia Klepacka

Polish windsurfing star: I convinced a woman not to have an abortion

Mar 19, 2021

A Polish windsurfing star has described how she convinced a woman not to have an abortion, saying that “if we... Read more