Chocolate turns to gold as LC girls win state soccer title in Hershey

It took only one goal and a lot of defense as Lansdale Catholic captured the PIAA Class 2A girls' championship, 1-0. Seven busloads of family and friends from Lansdale joined in the joy, described as "a dream come true.”

6 Catholic teams advancing in state football playoffs

Some blowouts and some nailbiters -- including Pope John Paul II, which reached the PIAA tourney for the first time in school history -- broke out in recent Catholic football action in the Philadelphia region.

All-Catholics named for fall sports

See all the student-athletes named to the All-Catholic first, second and third teams in boys and girls soccer, and field hockey, for autumn 2019.

‘Rebuilt’ La Salle edges heartbroken Roman for boys’ soccer title

In the Catholic League final Oct. 26, underclassmen-heavy La Salle -- which was supposed to be rebuilding its team this year -- brought an 11-1 record against perennial favorite Roman Catholic. The championship came down to La Salle's successful penalty kicks.

Ryan girls cap perfect soccer season with Catholic League title

The Ragdolls' stout defense and team experience shut down formidable Archbishop Wood , 1-0, for the league championship Oct. 26.

Delco’s archrival schools settle field hockey title in OT

Cardinal O'Hara topped Archbishop Carroll, 3-2, Oct. 28 in the Catholic League championship as Mia Scarduzio scored the game winning goal with 2:06 left in overtime.

Catholic League soccer championship set for boys, girls

Archbishop Ryan, Archbishop Wood, Roman Catholic and La Salle are all set to "take care of business" in an Oct. 26 doubleheader at Ramp Memorial Recreation Center.

For Houston priest, a longtime Astros fan, baseball is contemplative sport

Standing on the "holy corner" where the Astros' ballpark campus meets the neighboring Annunciation Catholic Church, a 150-year-old church, Father Dolce finds an easy connection between baseball and church liturgy.

Win or lose, baseball is better with faith, former Astros batboy says

For four seasons, 2007 to 2010, Matthew Blake would arrange baseballs, bats and drinks inside the visiting team's dugout. Today, Blake said age, a maturing faith and a growing family help him keep baseball in perspective.

Nationals’ Catholic chaplain calls the World Series team his parish

UPDATED - Msgr. Stephen Rossetti celebrates Mass, baptizes babies, gives marriage preparation talks and provides pastoral care that often involves listening to people or praying with them. He also frequently blesses baseball bats.