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By Joy Kubik on April 16, 2010
Oakland Athletics minor league prospect Grant Desme was on fire in 2009. But with his chances of being a major league player now as real and close as the smell of his leather glove, Grant Desme shocked the baseball world…
Written by Joy Kubik on April 16, 2010 | Related Topics: All Lessons, Sports | Keywords: baseball, choice, christ, Church, discernment, grant desme, major league, oakland athletics, priest, religious, Sports, vocation | 1 Response
By Susan Joy Bellavance on November 17, 2009
The X-Games™ have always been the place where over-the-edge athletes throw down adrenaline-pumping stunts that blow the minds of spectators. But a few of these dare-devils have been raising an uncomfortable stir…
Written by Susan Joy Bellavance on November 17, 2009 | Related Topics: All Lessons, Sports | Keywords: bike, Brian Deegan, christ, Church, courage, crash, cross, death, dirtbike, extreme, motocross, mulisha, rebel, Sports, stunts, suffering, X-Games, x-treme, xgames, xtreme | 2 Responses
By Alex Kubik on February 8, 2009
The Super bowl XLIII match-up between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburg Steelers showcased two players who have distinguished themselves as men who see the bigger game, beyond the hype.
Written by Alex Kubik on February 8, 2009 | Related Topics: All Lessons, Sports | Keywords: faith, football, hope, Life, marriage, orthodox, Pittsburgh Steelers, Sports, super bowl, Troy Polamalu, victory, winning | Leave a response
By Alex Kubik on November 25, 2008
Some of players from Cheshire, CT Public High School Rams football team have revived an old tradition: they meet to pray the rosary before each game.
By Alex Kubik on November 25, 2008
Chase Hilgenbrinck had it all: a promising sports career, a pretty girlfriend, an exciting future. And he has left it all. For God. For others.
Written by Alex Kubik on November 25, 2008 | Related Topics: All Lessons, Sports | Keywords: celibacy, chase hilgenbrink, MLS, priesthood, sacrifice, seminary, soccer, Sports, success, vocation | 4 Responses
By Fr. Ernest Daly on September 17, 2008
“[God] blessed me and gave me a lot of strength to be faithful and more determined with my life to overcome obstacles. He had a vision for me. He knew I would come to America and have a family,” says Lopez Lomong.
By Alex Kubik on June 6, 2008
He is the number one soccer player on the globe. He has had thousands of adoring fans since he was a teenager. Now his fans number in the millions…
Written by Alex Kubik on June 6, 2008 | Related Topics: All Lessons, Sports | Keywords: champion, chastity, faithful, Kaka, marriage, soccer, Sports, star, victory, vocation, winning, world cup | Leave a response
By Heather Voccola on March 17, 2008
An inspirational person, Karen Gaffney shatters the myth that having Down Syndrome, a genetic chromosomal disorder, ruins a person’s life: “Yes, we are different…But we also are filled with potential and abilities and dreams…”
By Heather Voccola on February 8, 2008
A dream can be powerful. It can turn enthusiasm into success. For one, humble young man, his dream is gradually becoming his reality. Yet it would not have happened without his family, without their love and faith.
By Kris and Dennis Cortes on February 5, 2006
Rebecca Dussault is going for the gold, and yet she feels that she has already won. Few would suspect that one person could excel as a young wife, mother and world champion cross-country ski racer.
Written by Kris and Dennis Cortes on February 5, 2006 | Related Topics: All Lessons, Sports | Keywords: champion, choice, courage, family, marriage, motherhood, olympics, race, ski, Sports | Leave a response