- Aug 4, 2021
Catholic Olympic gold-medalist Yuna Kim has long expressed a desire to use her public role to share the light of Christ by witnessing to her Catholic faith in international competitions and performances.
A Vatican delegation will be participating in an observer role at the Olympic Committee session in South Korea.
A South Korean bishop wants the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics to be a stepping stone for achieving peace in the region.
Katie Ledecky, Olympic swimmer and newly named Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year, talks about how her Catholic education has helped her in life.
Marco Balich, the artistic director for several past Olympics, is designing a multi-media show to bring the Vatican Museums to life for spectators. The multimedia presentation will feature a soundtrack by rock star Sting, and premier in Rome next year, and is expected to go on an international tour after it ends its stay in the Italian capital.
Around 6,500 Olympic and Paralympic athletes and other team members are scheduled to attend the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, which will take place 50 miles from the North Korean border. The Diocese of Chuncheon is asking foreign priests accompanying Olympic delegations to get in contact with them; those priests might be asked to celebrate Mass in their own languages.
Though the Olympic games may only remain a fantasy for the foreseeable future, the ‘pope’s runners’ will debut the Vatican colors September 17 for the year’s first interreligious marathon, the Via Pacis, which will start and end at Saint Peter’s and pass before Rome’s synagogue and mosque as well as the Waldensian and Orthodox churches.
Though traffic numbers are an inexact measure at best for the success of a news organization, they do tend to indicate which stories during a year truly captured the public imagination, so here’s a look back at the Catholic headlines of 2016 at Crux that packed the most punch.