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Catholic League is ready for some football

Father Judge and Archbishop Ryan will square off again this fall in Catholic League football action. (Sarah Webb) Posted on September 12th, 2014

Reviewing two games of non-league action in the young high school football season, some individual performances stood out — including a new Catholic League passing yardage record (415) for one quarterback, and 353 yards and 4 TDs for another.


Faith, ‘all-in’ approach help rookie NFL referee achieve his dream

Bryan Neale, center, talks with a fellow NFL official during a pre-season game in early August between the San Diego Chargers and the Dallas Cowboys. (CNS photo/courtesy Bryan Neale) Posted on September 11th, 2014

The emotion poured out of Bryan Neale when he learned that the dream he had pursued for 25 years had finally come true.


Firm foundation of faith led Colts’ linebacker from Kenya to the NFL

Indianapolis Colts linebacker Daniel Adongo stretches before a pre-season game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., last year. (CNS photo courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts/The Criterion) Posted on September 5th, 2014

In the past year, Daniel Adongo’s world has been turned upside down — twice.


Pope blesses international, interfaith soccer match for peace

Argentine Father Guillerro Karcher, a secretary to Pope Francis, attends a ceremony at the conclusion of the first "Interreligious Match for Peace" at Olympic Stadium in Rome Sept. 1. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Posted on September 2nd, 2014

Taking up a suggestion from Pope Francis, Argentine Diego Maradona and other soccer stars past and present played an “Interreligious Match for Peace” and tolerance Sept. 1, drawing some 20,000 spectators to Rome’s Olympic Stadium.


Taney Dragons’ glory days end with parade and party with Phillies

Tai Shanahan tips his cap as he is introduced along with his Taney Dragons teammates at a special ceremony Aug. 27 at Citizens Bank Park before the Phillies-Nationals game. (Photos by John Knebels) Posted on August 28th, 2014

Tai Shanahan, a parishioner and student at St. Francis de Sales Parish and School in West Philadelphia, joined his teammates again yesterday at Citizens Bank Park, where they threw out the first pitch to Phillies players. “We have a lot to be thankful for,” he said.


Taney Dragons lose a game, but everybody wins

Mo'Ne Davis pitches for Philadelphia's Taney Dragons, the Mid-Atlantic Region representative, in the Little League World Series at Williamsport, Pa., during an Aug. 20 loss to West Region representative Nevada. West Philadelphia's Tai Shanahan hit the ball in play that led to a comeback win Aug. 17 and pushed Taney into the semifinal round of the tournament, from which they were eliminated Aug. 21. (Photo by Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports) Posted on August 22nd, 2014

A member of the Little League World Series team that stole the hearts of Philadelphia and the nation is a parishioner and student of St. Francis de Sales in West Philadelphia, where the community was moved by a special group of kids.


Former major league player shares baseball skills, deep faith at camp

Retired professional baseball player Mike Sweeney addresses campers July 24 during his Catholic Baseball Camp at Russell Road Sports Complex in Kent, Wash. (CNS photo/Stephen Brashear) Posted on July 31st, 2014

After Anthony Adams received a baseball-bead rosary at Mike Sweeney Catholic Baseball Camp, he posted a photo of it on Instagram. “Like it if you love God and you like my baseball rosary,” the 12-year-old wrote.


Movie tells story of Catholic high school team’s amazing winning streak

Posted on July 26th, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. (CNS) — This is how a movie gets made.


O’Hara football coach Dan Algeo, 49, laid to rest after Mass

Posted on July 11th, 2014

Though in disbelief of Algeo’s death, family and friends reflected on his life and the remarkable impact he made, as well as prayed for his ultimate victory in eternal life, during funeral rites this week.


Three local Catholic schools win state baseball titles

Posted on June 24th, 2014

Dominant pitching and plenty of drama led La Salle (class AAAA), John Paul II (AAA) and Devon Prep (A) to the PIAA championships this month. Each of the teams might not have expected their seasons to go so far, let alone end so well.


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