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By Jessica Able LOUISVILLE, Ky. (CNS) — Jockey Mike Smith, a Catholic who rode Justify in 2018 to a Triple Crown victory, prays before every race, but he doesn’t pray to win. For Mike, his ride in the The 148th Run for the Roses is Taiba the Santa Anita Derby …

by Katie Yoder Washington D.C., Mar 3, 2022 / 16:02 pm The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) submitted an amicus brief Wednesday in support of Joseph Kennedy, a Christian who lost his job as a high school football coach for refusing to stop praying at the 50-yard line …

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 …

When Lee May cracked a two-bouncer inside the third-base line in game one of the 1970 World Series, Brooks Robinson’s response was nothing short of legendary. Wheeling three paces to his right, Baltimore’s third baseman fielded the ball in foul territory, took two more steps and threw against his momentum. …

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 …

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 …

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 …