- Aug 4, 2021
Sports can offer a unique witness of unity that can build a “bridge of peace” between men and women of different religions and cultures and promote solidarity, Pope Francis said.
The excitement is palpable in the stands when Matthew Boling, a class of 2019 senior, races.
On Thursday the Vatican debuted a new sports association, with a humanitarian focus and the eventual dream of representing the Vatican in the Olympics.
A small athletic delegation from Cuba greeted the pope at the end of his May 2 general audience in St. Peter’s Square.
A Michigan bill inspired by the Larry Nassar scandal that would retroactively extend the amount of time child victims of sexual abuse have to sue their abusers is drawing concerns from the Catholic Church, which has paid out billions of dollars to settle U.S. clergy abuse cases.
Brian Gionta, captain of the U.S. men’s Olympic ice hockey team, competed in the 2006 Winter Games and played on three NHL teams, but his skating roots go back to his Catholic high school and college teams.
Hannah and Marissa Brandt, sisters and graduates of Catholic schools, play on women’s Olympic ice hockey teams competing in this year’s PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
Despite these efforts at peacebuilding, “nothing will come from it” unless more freedom is given to the North’s oppressed Christian community, according to Open Doors, a leading Christian human rights organization.