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Rebecca Dussault raced in the cross country skiing event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Photo courtesy of Rebecca Dussault.

Put your faith first, Olympian encourages young Catholics

Olympic cross-country skier Rebecca Dussault recently spoke to a large crowd of young adults in Denver, exhorting them to put... Read more

MetLife Stadium on Jan. 20, 2014 prepares for Super Bowl 48 (XLVIII).

Super Bowl prompts efforts to battle human sex trafficking

As the 2014 Super Bowl approaches, officials from government and private agencies gathered in Washington, D.C., to testify about prevention... Read more

Don't reduce athletes to 'merchandise for profit,' Pope cautions

Pope Francis met with delegates of the European Olympic committee on Saturday, advising them to reject a consumerist mentality towards... Read more

Manny Pacquiao walks into the ring before his bout with Brandon Rios in their WBO International Welterweight title fight on Nov 24, 2013 in Macau.

Boxing champion dedicates victory to Filipino typhoon victims

Filipino champion boxer Manny Pacquiao dedicated his Nov. 24 win to all the victims of the recent Typhoon Haiyan, offering... Read more

Children run during a Vatican sports event on Oct. 20, 2013.

Catholic sports group immerses athletes in richness of faith

In light of recent events at the Vatican honoring the bond of sports and faith, one catholic organization revealed their... Read more

Participants in the Pontifical Council for Culture's sporting event gather in front of St. Peter's square on Oct. 20, 2013.

Vatican event brings sports 'into the heart' of the Church

The Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture held a conference on “believers in the world of sports” this week to discuss... Read more

Olympic medalist Jason Gardner in St. Peter's Square Oct. 20.

Olympic gold medalist credits nuns for inspiration

At a Vatican athletic event promoting the connection between faith and sports, British Olympic gold medalist runner Jason Gardener credited... Read more

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Argentine soccer star says meeting Pope was unforgettable

Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi said his audience with Pope Francis on August 13 in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall was... Read more

Pope Francis rides through St. Peter's Square on March 19, 2013 before his Papal Inauguration Mass.

Pope: Beauty, generosity in sports build the common good

Following a century of Popes who have been enthusiastic about sports, Pope Francis met with the Italian and Argentine soccer... Read more

Newlyweds Angelo Mathew and Heshani Silva (

Cricket star's Catholic wedding spreads joy in Sri Lanka

The marriage of Catholic Sri Lankan cricket star Angelo Mathew and national badminton player Heshani Silva caused joy among the... Read more

Rich Gannon takes part in a June 10, 2013 interview just outside of Vatican City.

Rome visit deepens former NFL quarterback's faith

As he stood next to St. Peter’s Square, former NFL quarterback Rich Gannon reflected on how his family’s first visit... Read more

Miami, San Antonio bishops place NBA Championship bet

The last time Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski made a friendly bet with a bishop from Texas, he lost.  Read more

 The North American Martyrs celebrate winning the Clericus Cup two years in a row on May 18, 2013.

American seminarians win Clericus Cup second time

The North American Martyrs succeeded in clinching the Clericus Cup for the second year in a row, beating the seminarians... Read more

Vlade Divac poses with Corporal Urs Breitenmoser and an unnamed Swiss Guard (L to R) inside the barracks on April 18, 2013.

Former NBA player visits Swiss Guard basketball team

The former Los Angeles Lakers player Vlade Divac was thrilled to meet with the Swiss Guard to discuss sports and... Read more

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Pope salutes his favorite soccer team

Diverse groups from around the world were present at this morning’s general audience, but one – the Pope’s favorite soccer... Read more

Hoot Family. (File Photo/CNA).

Young amputee's sports success brings joy to family

The story of an Indiana teen who continues to make local sports headlines despite having prosthetic legs has highlighted the... Read more

Christina Wirth (Left) and Jennifer Risper currently play professional basketball in Romania.

Basketball pros to become Catholic campus missionaries

Best friends Jennifer Risper and Christina Wirth have given up professional basketball to become Catholic missionaries with the Fellowship of... Read more

Super Bowl XLVII Coaches Press Conference.

Catholic brothers to face-off as Super Bowl coaches

Brothers John and Jim Harbaugh, coaches of the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers, respectively, have seen their fair share... Read more

Discover BCS Championship Game between 1. Notre Dame and 2. Alabama.

Alabama and Notre Dame bring faith to football showdown

As Alabama and Notre Dame prepare to face each other in college football’s Bowl Championship Series, both teams will also... Read more

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Brazilian soccer team receives blessing for Club World Cup

The Brazilian soccer team Corinthians received a special blessing from a local priest before traveling to Japan for the 2012... Read more