Football

Thumbnail all cif winter  alexa gallegos ALL-CIF Southern Section Teams Fall 2016 Sports

The gridiron, volleyball court and swimming pool were the sites of numerous accomplishments during the 2016 fall sports season by local Catholic...

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Thumbnail pope francis greets pilgrims in st peters square during his wednesday general audience on june 18 2014 credit daniel ibez cna cna 6 18 14 Argentine national soccer team sends autographed jersey to Pope

In a gesture of gratitude and affection, the Argentinean national soccer team, which lost Sunday to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final, sent Pope...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 81711682 Bishop Diego edges St. Joseph; Mater Dei, St. John Bosco post routs

While several Catholic high school football teams coasted to their fourth straight wins last weekend, Bishop Diego rallied late to overcome St....

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The Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte – one of the 12 Brazilian cities hosting World Cup matches – has announced a program of multi-lingual Masses and...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 234035074 CIF-SS football polls: Monarchs, Spirits still No. 1

First-week wins (and losses) resulted in slight changes to the CIF-Southern Section football polls released Aug. 28.Mater Dei, after an...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 64884904 CIF-SS polls: Catholic schools lead in football, volleyball

Mater Dei, Paraclete and Bishop Diego held onto their No. 1 rankings in the latest CIF-Southern Section football polls released Sept. 11. In...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 234035074 CIF-SS pre-season polls announced; Mater Dei, Paraclete No. 1 in football

The Mater Dei Monarchs and Paraclete Spirits each received No. 1 rankings in their respective divisions according to the initial CIF-Southern...

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Thumbnail football credit us department of agriculture via flickr cc by 20 cna 11 16 15 Faith on the football field – Fargo high school stands up for religious freedom

A Catholic high school in North Dakota believes prayer is at the heart of every activity – even a football game.  But the state’s high school...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 64884943 Football: No. 1 Mater Dei downs Bishop Gorman to stay No. 1 in U.S.

In a confrontation between the top 2 high school teams in the U.S., the Mater Dei Monarchs defeated Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas 35-21 in an exciting...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 85278997 Football openers: No. 1 Mater Dei, Paraclete win, St. John Bosco loses in OT

Top-ranked Mater Dei and Paraclete each rankings won their season-opening football games by wide margins last weekend, while defending state...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 85278997 Football: Three OC schools, Bishop Diego stay unbeaten

Top-ranked Mater Dei and Bishop Diego (both 3-0) continued their winning ways last weekend, but No. 1 Paraclete lost for the first time as the 2017...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 59094571 High school football: Leagues & divisions announced for 2017

The alignment (and, in some cases, realignment) of divisions in the California Interscholastic Federation’s Southern Section promises to produce a...

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Thumbnail football credit stefanot via wwwshutterstockcom cna How to watch the Super Bowl with a clean conscience

Controversy has erupted in recent weeks over a beloved American pastime and – considering the risk it poses – whether or not the game of football...

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Thumbnail angelus nfl johnhuarte 1 Local gridiron greats: From Catholic HS to the pros

From their days on the high school gridiron, they went on to become collegiate All-Americans (in many cases), Heisman Trophy winners (in three...

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Thumbnail football   matthew barriga saint francis high Matthew Barriga: St. Francis’ ‘gentle giant’

Big man on campus? Well, at 6-foot-4-inches and 250 pounds, of course he is. But there is much more to Matthew Barriga than physical size, which is...

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Thumbnail pope francis meets with nfl hall of fame group in vatican city on june 21 2017 credit losservatore romano 1 cna Meeting with NFL hall-of-famers, Pope Francis promotes teamwork

Vatican City, Jun 21, 2017 / 01:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis addressed members of the National Football League Hall of Fame on Wednesday,...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 64884904 Polls: Catholic schools lead in football, volleyball, cross country

Led by national No. 1 Mater Dei, all six Trinity League teams remain in the Division 1 top 10, while Paraclete and Bishop Diego remained atop...

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Thumbnail pope francis 11 with the foundation pontifical scholas ocurrentes feb 3 2016 credit daniel ibanez cna 2 3 16 Pope Francis announces second soccer 'Match for Peace'

Sitting alongside soccer stars such as Ronaldinho and Bryan Ruiz on Wednesday, Pope Francis announced that a second edition of his 2014...

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