Tag: Sports

Pope: Sport strengthens friendships, brings out best of body, mind

Pope: Sport strengthens friendships, brings out best of body, mind

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

For young men and women, competitive sports like soccer not only help strengthen their bodies, but also help strengthen their souls in creating last bonds of friendship through teamwork, Pope Francis said.

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Concerned about sports parity,  MIAC removes University of St. Thomas

Concerned about sports parity, MIAC removes University of St. Thomas

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Officials at St. Thomas worked hard to remain in and stabilize the conference it helped found in 1920, Sullivan said. But citing athletic competitive parity as a primary concern, the MIAC Presidents’ Council made its decision, she said.

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Catholic tradition an antidote to ‘crisis of meaning’ in sports

Catholic tradition an antidote to ‘crisis of meaning’ in sports

| Jonathan Liedl | January 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

On Feb. 4, the nation’s attention — and, indeed, the attention of many around the world — will be squarely on the Twin Cities, as Super Bowl 52 plays out at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

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Contact sports: Vatican official connects the church and athletes

Contact sports: Vatican official connects the church and athletes

| December 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

After more than four years in office, Pope Francis probably has one of the world’s largest collections of authentic soccer-team shirts. He receives them and other sports paraphernalia during meetings with pro athletes where he encourages them to be models of virtue for their younger fans.

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Columnist combines sports and religion to awaken the spiritual

Columnist combines sports and religion to awaken the spiritual

| John Rosengren | September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

In his new book “Faith On First,” a collection of his religion columns that originally appeared in the Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press, Charles Honey’s dual passions for religion and sports converge in these columns, where he turns a benevolent eye toward both.

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When sports clash with Sunday Mass: What’s a parent to do?

When sports clash with Sunday Mass: What’s a parent to do?

| August 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

Ann Bergmann senses that sports are becoming a “false idol” in American society.

In the next breath she admits that she, her husband, Brian, and their twins are a part of that culture.

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Former players, coaches recall CAA’s impact, memorable moments

Former players, coaches recall CAA’s impact, memorable moments

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Organization’s impact felt long after playing days

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Girls find opportunities aplenty over league’s history

Girls find opportunities aplenty over league’s history

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ruth Opatz Sinn has had a stellar career in girls and women’s basketball. She played for the University of St. Thomas and eventually was inducted into the university’s Hall of Fame. In 2005, she became the head coach of the women’s team, and has been named the MIAC Coach of the Year twice.

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It all started with a $37 check

It all started with a $37 check

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

65 years of CAA

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Pro athletes thankful for life lessons learned in CAA

Pro athletes thankful for life lessons learned in CAA

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

“I played everything except football,” said Birk, who enjoyed 10 years with the Minnesota Vikings and four with the Ravens before retiring shortly after his team won the Super Bowl in February. “Jack Peick [physical education teacher] was my coach in everything. He was the guy at Nativity that coached everything. I can remember even at a young age when he was coaching us in basketball.”

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Six decades later, league continues to thrive

Six decades later, league continues to thrive

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

“We don’t think of ourselves as being a feeder program,”?Courtney said. “We’re providing a recreational activity for the Catholic grade schools and I think we’re doing a pretty good job getting those kids a chance to play.”

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Time to fold on gambling option for new Vikings stadium

Time to fold on gambling option for new Vikings stadium

| March 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

Gambling is a poor example of public stewardship and comes with high social costs

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