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Race is on to engage young Catholics during Paris Olympics

As the sporting world and fans await the opening ceremonies of the 2024 Paris Olympics and the Paralympic Games, eight Catholic dioceses in Greater Paris have already ignited their own Olympic flame by organising the “Holy Games”. Source: The Conversation.

Evangelisation Sport

Sport can open the way to Christ

The Church and sport can learn from each other in many ways. The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has published a new document that explains how sport is a gift that can draw people closer to Christ. Source: ACBC Media Blog.


European football champions offer trophy to Mary in Madrid cathedral

Europe’s best soccer team, Real Madrid, visited St Mary the Royal of the Almudena Cathedral in the Spanish capital to offer its championship trophy to Mary. Source: OSV News.

Family Violence Sport

PM accepts link between sporting events, alcohol and family violence

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has acknowledged a link between alcohol and family and domestic violence, as advocates warn of an expected spike during the rugby league State of Origin series. Source: Canberra Times.


Rome to host international conference on sport and spirituality

Some 200 participants will gather in Rome next week for an international conference on sport and spirituality organised by the Vatican and the French embassy to the Holy See ahead of the Paris Olympic Games. Source: Vatican News.

In The Dioceses Sport

Ironman priest finds unique way to evangelise

For Hobart priest Fr Leo Zenarosa, sport is the perfect way to evangelise in modern Australian society. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

Education Sport

Sydney Catholic Schools team up with top soccer club

The Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney Catholic Schools are launching a new partnership to provide students with a range of programs and services to enhance their football skills. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

People Sport

AFL star combines faith, family and footy 

After coming so close to making the AFL Grand Final last year, Carlton midfielder Matthew Kennedy is committed to being part of his team’s effort to claim the 2024 premiership flag. But so, too, is he committed to his faith and family. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Education Sport

English soccer giant teams up with Adelaide Catholic school

Liverpool Football Club has announced the expansion of its International Academy program to South Australia with the creation of a new partnership with Adelaide’s Xavier College. Source: The Southern Cross.