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5 Saints We Could’ve Seen at the Winter Olympics

For the first time ever, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) invited representatives from Vatican City to have “observer roles” during meetings where the policies for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics were conferred. This delegation, headed by Monsignor Melchor Sanchez de Toca y Alameda, will also be present for the opening ceremonies this upcoming Friday. While Vatican …

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You Have to Watch Poland’s 21st Annual Skiing Priest Competition

Priests and seminarians have gathered in Wisla, Poland to participate in the 21st annual Pope John Paul II skiing cup. Pope St. John Paul II was an avid skier and was once overheard saying, “It’s unbecoming for a cardinal to ski badly.” Read more: Little Known Facts About John Paul II Seminarians, priests, and even priests …

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Vin Scully’s Catholic Faith: Shining Brighter Than the Lights at Dodger Stadium

On October 2, 2016, the iconic Vin Scully, at eighty-nine years young, broadcast his last game for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who were facing the New York Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Nonetheless, the Dodgers lost 7-1. But victory was still had in the form of Vin Scully’s poise-laden professional career. Vin Scully’s …

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10 Baseball Players You Didn’t Know Were Catholic

Legendary Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers baseball broadcaster Vin Scully will broadcast his final game on October 2, 2016, when the Dodgers play their final regular season game against the Giants in San Francisco. Scully has broadcast for the Dodgers for 67 consecutive seasons, even making the cross-country switch with the team from Brooklyn, New York to …

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Meet the Pro Hockey Player with a Pope and Our Lady on His Goalie Mask

With Pope St. John Paul II on one side and a picture of Our Lady on the other, Jason Muzzatti took the world stage at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin as goaltender for the Italian hockey team. His quiet life of faith was displayed prominently for all the world to see. And like the …

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Before you get on the Nike-Madonna Buder bandwagon, read this

If you haven’t seen it by now, there’s a great Nike commercial going around featuring Madonna Buder, nicknamed the “Iron Nun”. Check it out: In typical Nike fashion, the video is well executed and inspirational, but I love that it features an athlete that isn’t one of the typical, beautiful, young, we-already-know-how-good-they-are, Nike athletes. No, …

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Usain Bolt, His Catholic Faith, and His Miraculous Medal

  On the evening of Sunday, August 14, 2016, famed Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won gold in a characteristically dynamic and seemingly effortless 100-meter performance at his third consecutive Olympics, this time in Rio de Janeiro, making him the first athlete to win three consecutive Olympic gold medals in the 100-meter dash. Bolt’s rocketry on …

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Famous Athletes Who Were/Are Outspoken About Their Catholic Faith

Catholics have always had a healthy relationship with sporting events and since the 19th century even popes have been supportive and outspoken on the benefit of sporting to people. (For an interesting article on the matter, click here.) Pope Francis also recently said, “Sport is a universal language that brings together peoples, and can help persons …

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