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Mike Piazza.

At Baseball Hall of Fame, Mets star thankful for Catholic faith

Mike Piazza, the newest inductee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, has given a shout-out to Pope Benedict XVI... Read more

NBA 'unreasonable' in moving All Star game from North Carolina

The National Basketball Association’s decision to pull its all-star game from Charlotte, North Carolina over the state’s bathroom bill has... Read more

Sports. Public Domain.

Vatican event draws heavy hitters to discuss faith, sports

Alongside other global institutions such as the United Nations and the International Olympic Committee, German-based insurance carrier Allianz has partnered... Read more

Sean Bryan, the Papal Ninja. Photo

Meet the Papal Ninja who's taking a hit TV show by storm

Two minutes and thirty seconds is all it took for Sean Bryan to complete the Los Angeles qualifier round of... Read more

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How Muhammad Ali inspired hope in those who suffered

On January 19, 1981, in Los Angeles, Muhammad Ali talked a man down from jumping off a ninth-floor fire escape,... Read more

An athlete competes at Rome's Special Olympics event on May 21, 2016.

No special treatment for these athletes, but 'a chance' to play

Hundreds of athletes took to the fields in Rome over the weekend for the launch of this year's “Special Olympics... Read more

Fr. Chase Hilgenbrinck. Photo

Pro-soccer player turned priest reunites with fans in Chile

With a Mass celebrated in the chapel where he used to pray, former soccer star Chase Hilgenbrinck was reunited recently... Read more

2016 NCAA Men's National Basketball Championship, Villanova vs. North Carolina.

Who's the chaplain behind college basketball's new champion?

He had a courtside seat to a historic college basketball game, but Fr. Rob Hagan has actually witnessed many games... Read more


Evangelize through sports? One bishop and marathon veteran explains how

For a veteran runner who’s completed 21 marathons, one bishop sees a deep connection between his Catholic faith and running,... Read more

Valeria Tkacik. Photo courtesy of Sports Up Today.

A triumph through remarkable trial - the story of one Catholic athlete

Remembering the words spoken by then-five year-old Valeria Tkacik still gives her mother, Anne, goose bumps.  Read more


Take a hike – and you just might find God, these trekkers say

Some people hike to compete, others to challenge themselves. But as the sport increases as a global trend, others have... Read more

2014 CONCACAF Champions League sponsored by FIFA.

'Is anyone surprised?' A Vatican response to the FIFA soccer scandal

Amid the new soccer corruption scandal that has rocked the sports world, a Vatican official has called for different sectors... Read more

Pope Francis with the Harlem Globetrotters at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square, May 6, 2015.

Pope Francis to star athletes: Don't forget to go to Mass

On Thursday Pope Francis demonstrated his keen interest in uniting sports with faith, telling members of Italy's Lazio club not... Read more

Boys play soccer on a basketball court in Jerusalem.

For Holy Land youth, sports center to be ground for dialogue, peace

Franciscans in the Holy Land have launched a new project to bring together young people from different cultural and religious... Read more

Guido Schaffer, a Brazilian seminarian who drowned while surfing in 2009 and whose cause for beatification has been opened. Photo courtesty of

Beatification cause opened for Brazil's 'Surfer Angel'

The Congregation for the Causes of Saints has approved the cause of beatification of Guido Schaffer, who was a Brazilian... Read more

LIFE Runner and Vitae board member Rob Rysavy competes in the 2014 Air Force Marathon in Dayton, Ohio on Sept. 20, 2014.

Witness through fitness: America's first pro-life half marathon

When three feet of snow canceled South Dakota’s Crazy Horse half and full marathons last October, thousands of runners were... Read more

Seminarians at Rome's North American College take part in the 2014 Labor Day softball game.

US seminarians in Rome kick-off first year with softball tradition

Each year, the Pontifical North American College in Rome celebrates Labor Day by pitting its second-year seminarians against the newly-arrived... Read more

Javier 'Pupi' Zanetti speaks to the press after a match between Argentina and USA, June 8 2008.

Soccer stars to play inter-religious friendly match for peace

Retired soccer star Javier “Pupi” Zanetti, who was captain of the Argentinean national team and of Inter Milan in Italy,... Read more

A member of St. Peter's Cricket Club greets Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi during a June 23, 2014 press conference announcing their

Vatican cricket team to play Church of England in first tour

St. Peter’s Cricket team begins their “Light of Faith Tour” this fall, which includes a warm-up game against a team... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square for the Italian Sporting Center's June 7 events.

Pope encourages athletes to play for the Church

Youth from around Italy turned St. Peter’s Square into a giant playing field on Saturday as they ran relays, played... Read more