Congratulations and Mazel Tov, Aly Raisman!

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After several days of highlighting Christian Olympic athletes, today I have to praise Jewish-American gymnast, Aly Raisman, who entered the Olympic games as a bit of an underdog – or at least not as high profile an athlete as some of her teammates. Yet last night, the 18-year-old “elder statesmen” of the U.S. gymnastics team [Read More...]

Stop Picking on Gabby Douglas

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On her Facebook page this morning, Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas posted the following message: “Whew I finally got some good rest after having to deal with some of this negativity. First my hair – then my mom. I guess noone could wait till we finished competing so that we could keep our concentration and [Read More...]

Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky Didn’t Know She Wasn’t Supposed to Achieve the Impossible

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After reading the excellent profile of Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky in last week’s The Catholic Standard, I had to watch her race in the women’s 800m freestyle on Friday night. After all, here was the youngest member of the entire U.S. Olympic team – age 15 – swimming a grueling race that required her to [Read More...]

Should Six-Year-Old Girls Be Trying to Look Sexy?

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The answer to that question is a definitive, “No!” Yet according to a recent study, that’s exactly what’s happening in our culture today. As reported by The Huffington Post: Most girls as young as 6 are already beginning to think of themselves as sex objects, according to a new study of elementary school-age kids in [Read More...]