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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis urged athletes in many sports to fight against a throwaway culture that “treats men and women as products, to be used and then discarded.”
Arts & CultureBooks
John W. Miller
Sports memoirs tend to have a certain arc: the odyssey of the triumphant athlete. But every now and then, a retired athlete—like Jerry West, Abby Wambach and Gale Sayers—tells a more complicated story.
FaithLast Take
James T. Keane
Where have you gone, Vin Scully? A nation turns its lonely ear to you.
An American flag waves in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, Monday, June 27, 2022, in Washington.
Politics & SocietyNews
Jessica Gresko—Associated Press
The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a football coach from Washington State who sought to kneel and pray on the field after games.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
When Fay Vincent Jr. resigned as the commissioner of Major League Baseball, he turned to the pages of “America” in his effort “to try to put all of the current mess in perspective.”
Arts & CultureVantage Point
George W. Hunt
When Fay Vincent Jr. resigned as commissioner of Major League Baseball in 1992 after a majority of Major League Baseball owners issued a vote of "no confidence" and called for him to step down, he chose America and his friend George W. Hunt, S.J., as the primary venue for his thoughts on the matter.