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by Anna Wilgenbusch Denver Newsroom, Jun 30, 2020 / 03:00 am MT (CNA).- Seth McGarry, a pitcher in the Philadelphia Phillies minor league system, has never really not played baseball. But with baseball stadiums closed around the nation due to the COVID-19, he might spend his summer without the game.

Basketballs are seen outside Bryant Gymnasium at Lower Merion High School, where Kobe Bryant, after his death, on Jan. 27, 2020 Credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images
Newport Beach, CA, Jan 27, 2020 / 03:25 pm (CNA).- Hours before he died Sunday, basketball superstar Kobe Bryant attended Mass at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Newport Beach, California. His parish is now praying for his soul. Holy Mass was offered Monday at the parish for

Los Angeles, Calif., Jan 26, 2020 / 02:08 pm (CNA).- Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Southern California, along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. Bryant, the father of four, was Catholic. In all nine people were killed in the Jan. 26 crash. Bryant, 41, is

By M.D. Pitman The record for the Seton 2012 soccer season didn’t match the talent on the team – then Erika Maurer started talking about God. “We had a really terrible season, but we were a talented team and couldn’t figure out what was going on,” she said. “So heading

IMAGE: CNS photo/Benoit photo By Jessica Able LOUISVILLE, Ky. (CNS) — Jockey Mike Smith, a Catholic who rode Justify last year to a Triple Crown victory, prays before every race, but he doesn’t pray to win. For Mike, his ride in the The 145th Run for the Roses was short

StirIntoFlame.com, an evangelization outreach site sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, frequently shares timely and engaging content. With April 4 being Opening Day for the Cincinnati Reds, they’ve shared a blog post titled “A Spiritual Reflection for the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day.” Thousands of people will come together on Opening Day

Youth ministry and youth athletics are seen as different, and at times, competing entities in the Catholic system. SportsLeader is hoping to change that. SportsLeader has been working with coaches to instill values in athletes since 2004 and now the Louisville, Ky.-based non-profit is hosting the first-of-its-kind Director of Sports

By Alisa Flickinger SportsUp Today via Catholic News Agency Remembering the words spoken by then-five year-old Valeria Tkacik still gives her mother, Anne, goose bumps. “I turned around to look at her, and she was looking at me and smiling, and I’ll never forget that day. She said, ‘Mommy, I was

By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph Xavier University’s student athletes are known for their skills on the court and field. Their prowess also extends to academics: XU boasts a 97 percent graduation rate among all sports teams, which is 12th in the nation and first in the Big East, and

From the Greater Catholic League to Xavier and Dayton universities’ athletic programs, sports are a major part of life for people in this archdiocese. The appeal of athletics is not limited to Catholics, of course, but our faith allows us to view competition in special way. Sports fans have been