- Feb 24, 2020
The way the local Catholic church is intertwined with Napoli only heightens the feeling that following the team is a religion.
UEFA has punished Rangers for fans’ sectarian chants by ordering part of the stadium closed for a Europa League playoff next week.
Professional soccer players are providing clinics for refugee children enrolled in Catholic Charities’ youth summer program at the agency’s St. Anthony Campus.
Rose Lavelle skyrocketed from a star player, loping across the soccer fields at her Catholic girls high school in Cincinnati, to a superstar, scoring three goals for the U.S. women’s team at the World Cup and winning the Bronze Ball as the third-best player in the tournament.
In addition to the well-worn problem of “cafeteria Catholicism,” there’s an equally real phenomenon of “cafeteria secularism” when it comes to perspectives on the Catholic Church.
The Vienna-based FC Mariahilf Women’s soccer club has apologized to the Vatican after a friendly match between the two Saturday was cancelled when several Austrian players lifted their jerseys exposing pro-choice slogans at odds with Catholic teaching on abortion.