- Jan 25, 2020
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.
On Sunday, France and Croatia will square off on the soccer pitch for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final. What team will U.S. Catholics root for as two historically Catholic countries face off?
Croatia is a deeply Catholic country, and the coach of its national team, Zlatko Dalic, is a man of sincere faith.
As a passionate soccer fan, Jennifer Bryson has been faithfully watching every game she can during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. But as a religious freedom expert, she’s found herself wondering how, and why, soccer authorities regulate the many religious expressions on display in the international soccer tournament.
Pope Francis may not watch TV, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t following Argentina’s progress in the World Cup.
Pope Francis is an avid soccer fan, but for him the sport’s also an expression of a Church that gets out of the sacristy and into the streets.