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Bullfighting, which has existed since 711 A.D., is being denounced and labeled as animal cruelty by Father Terry Martin, a Catholic priest in England and an outspoken advocate for the welfare of animals. Last year Martin sent a joint letter with priests from Canada and France to Pope Francis calling on the pope to condemn the “torture and violent slaughter of innocent bulls.”

Priest partners with PETA to condemn bullfighting, calls on Pope Francis to denounce it

Jul 24, 2024

By Gigi Duncan

Father Terry Martin, who serves the Parish of Worthing and Lancing in West Sussex, England, has called on Pope Francis... Read more

Katie Ledecky visits students at Stone Ridge of the Sacred Heart School following the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic games

‘Strong faith and humility’ mark swimmer Katie Ledecky’s life, her former principal says

Jul 23, 2024

By Gigi Duncan

Those who knew the Maryland native in her youth while she attended Catholic schools describe her as being a bright,... Read more

“There is a reason that countries across the world — from Sweden to Norway, France, and the United Kingdom — have taken steps to pause these procedures and policies,” said New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu.

New Hampshire becomes latest state to restrict sex-change surgeries for minors

Jul 22, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed into law a bill that limits doctors performance of sex-change surgeries on minors.  Read more

Luis de la Fuente, Spanish national soccer coach.

Euro 2024: Bishops highlight the faith of the coach of Spain’s victorious soccer team

Jul 15, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Several Spanish bishops have congratulated the country’s national soccer team and highlighted the Catholic faith of their coach, Luis de... Read more

Head coach of the Boston Celtics Joe Mazzulla (left) and forward Jayson Tatum.

Boston Celtics head coach, now in NBA finals, treasures his Catholic faith

Jun 14, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

A devout Catholic, Joe Mazzulla is in his second season as head coach for the Boston franchise. Here’s how he... Read more

Father Gregory Miller plays Ultimate Frisbee during the annual "Cassock Classic."

New priest finds calling to young adult ministry through Ultimate Frisbee

May 26, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Father Gregory Miller fell in love with Ultimate Frisbee in high school and was a part of his school’s team,... Read more

President Joe Biden presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 3, 2024.

Catholic Olympic swimmer awarded presidential Medal of Freedom 

May 6, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Katie Ledecky, Olympic swimmer, devout Catholic, and winner of 10 Olympic medals, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Friday.  Read more

Caitlin Clark attended Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines, Iowa, where she was coached by Kristin Meyer, who joined “EWTN News Nightly” host Tracy Sabol on April 16, 2024, to share what it has been like for her to watch Clark become a basketball phenom.

Caitlin Clark’s former coach says she ‘tries to maximize her God-given talents’

Apr 17, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Caitlin Clark was selected as the No. 1 draft pick by the Indiana Fever in the 2024 Women’s National Basketball... Read more

Penn University transgender swimmer Lia Thomas celebrates taking first place in the 500-yard freestyle race with a time of 4.37.32 during the championship final race in heat three during the Women's Ivy League Swimming & Diving Championships at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Feb. 17, 2022.

College sports association bans biological men from women’s sports

Apr 9, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Colleges such as Benedictine College and Ave Maria University are members of the NAIA, which issued a ban on biological... Read more

The Christendom College Women's Basketball team wins the 2024 USCAA DII National Championship.

Christendom College women’s basketball wins national title

Mar 15, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The Christendom College women’s basketball team has made school history — bringing home the school’s first national title in women’s... Read more

Former collegiate swimmer Riley Gaines is sworn in during a House Oversight Subcommittee on Health Care and Financial Services hearing on Capitol Hill on Dec. 5, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

Riley Gaines, other female athletes, sue NCAA for allowing transgender competitors

Mar 15, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Riley Gaines and more than a dozen other female athletes filed a lawsuit against the NCAA on Thursday.  Read more

Jimmy Coleman, a Catholic entrepreneur and father from North Carolina, completes an ultrarun.

The ‘Adoration Ultra:’ Catholic runner to cover 50 miles of Eucharistic adoration

Jan 25, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Entrepreneur and North Carolina father Jimmy Coleman plans to run a 50-mile route this Friday, Jan. 26, stopping at five... Read more

Father Jarett Konrade, pastor of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Beloit, Kansas, made an impressive basketball shot during a fundraiser and the moment was the Image of the Week on “EWTN News In Depth.”

During fundraiser, priest makes ‘longest shot ever by a priest on a playground’

Dec 16, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Father Jarett Konrade in Beloit, Kansas, broke the record while attempting to fundraise for repairs at his parish. Read more

Pope Francis meets with professional soccer players from the Celtic Football Club, a team founded by an Irish Catholic religious brother, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023, at the Vatican.

Pope Francis meets with professional soccer team founded by a Catholic religious

Nov 29, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis met Wednesday with professional soccer players from the Celtic Football Club, a team founded by an Irish Catholic... Read more

Liverpool's Colombian midfielder Luis Diaz controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park in Liverpool, northwest England on Sept. 3, 2022.

Colombian bishops call for release of kidnapped father of soccer star and others 

Nov 9, 2023

By Andrés Henríquez

The bishops called for the immediate release of Luis Manuel Díaz, the kidnapped father of Colombian soccer star Luis Díaz,... Read more

Ricky Reyes dribbles the ball up court as now-Father Peter Schirripa follows behind at the national basketball tournament for seminaries in 2022.

Shooting hoops for heaven: Boston seminarians form basketball team for God

Nov 6, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The goal of a team of seminarians from St. John’s Seminary is twofold: victory in the spiritual life and a... Read more

Maison DesChamps has assumed the brand of "pro-life spiderman" as he has scaled seven city skyscrapers to bring attention to the pro-life cause. In this photo, he is climbing the Accenture Tower in Chicago Oct. 10, 2023.

Who is Maison DesChamps, the recently arrested ‘Pro-life Spider-man’?

Oct 25, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The 24-year-old Christian rock climber doesn’t mind risking his life and going to jail “if it’s going to save a... Read more

Coach Joe Enabnit (far left) with members from the St. Michael Barbell Club in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Catholic gym trains members to become ‘warriors against the evil one’

Sep 29, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

St. Michael Barbell Club in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, strives to equip its members with not only physical strength but spiritual... Read more

Jim Irsay, a billionaire businessman who grew up in the Chicago area, praised his cousin Sister Joyce Dura’s service to others during her time as a religious sister.

Indianapolis Colts owner donates $5 million to Catholic Charities to honor cousin, a nun

Sep 28, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

“Sister Joyce spent a half-century giving back to others, so with this gift I only hope to emulate my dear... Read more

Former ESPN sportscaster Sage Steele talks with “EWTN News Nightly” host Tracy Sabol on Sept. 6, 2023.

Sports anchor Sage Steele: ‘I wouldn’t be standing today without my faith’

Sep 18, 2023

By Tina Dennelly

Steele sued ESPN and its parent company in 2022 for violating her free speech rights after she was taken off... Read more