Tag: Athletics

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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Sweat and blood in the spiritual life

Sweat and blood in the spiritual life

| Brad Parent | June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a culture, we are fascinated by sports. Hundreds of millions of people tune in to watch the Super Bowl, World Cup, Olympics and other sporting events. Even among those who aren’t athletically inclined, names like LeBron James, Tom Brady and Usain Bolt are as much pop culture icons as they are athletes, and the allure of watching them compete is undeniable.

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Birk’s new initiative encourages purpose in Catholic school athletics

Birk’s new initiative encourages purpose in Catholic school athletics

| April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Could the intensity of traveling teams be taking the “sport” out of “sports,” especially for young athletes?

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Special Olympians show world that ‘every person is a gift,’ pope says

Special Olympians show world that ‘every person is a gift,’ pope says

| Cindy Wooden | February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The athletes of the Special Olympics witness to the world the beauty and value of every human life and the joy that comes from reaching a goal with the encouragement and support of others, Pope Francis said.

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Local Catholic schools opt to limit Sunday sports

Local Catholic schools opt to limit Sunday sports

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Athletic directors at several Catholic elementary schools told The Catholic Spirit that, while their schools and parishes have no written policy about when sports teams may play or practice, many tend to allow no sports activity before noon on Sundays.

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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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