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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.

Religious Freedom Sport

AFL clubs urged to deal with ‘the inclusion dilemma’

AFL clubs that promote themselves as inclusive need to “do the work” to ensure different views on race, religious freedom and sexuality can be raised, even if it makes some people uncomfortable, according to a new report. Source: The Age.

Prayer Sport United States

Catholic prayer app hopes to kick goal at Super Bowl

The Catholic prayer app Hallow announced that its first-ever NFL Super Bowl commercial will air in the United States during the big game between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers today. Source: CNA.

People Sport

Sydney priest runs the spiritual race of his life

Professional athletes and fitness enthusiasts are the mainstay of most marathons. But these days you might even spot your local parish priest among the crowd. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Sacraments Sport

Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo baptised at 46

Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo Luís Nazario da Lima, nicknamed The Phenomenon, last week took a significant step in his life of faith by receiving the sacrament of Baptism. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Education Sport

Adelaide school teams up with English soccer giants

Christian Brothers College Adelaide has announced an innovative partnership with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, one of the world’s most famous soccer clubs. Source: The Southern Cross.

Sport

From Wollongong to Glasgow: Vatican cycling team back on the road

The Vatican’s cycling team has again taken to competing in an international tournament, following its debut in Wollongong last year. Source: Vatican News.

Sport

Vatican’s cricket captain declares it’s time to head home and begin parish ministry

From a double-century in his Sydney backyard at age five to captaining the Pope’s cricket team at the Vatican, Fr Bijoy Joseph has enjoyed a career every sports-lover would be proud of. Source: The Catholic Weekly.