Retiring Detroit Tigers Manager Jim Leyland Has Strong Catholic Ties

Jim Leyland

On Monday, October 21, Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland announced that he would be stepping down as manager after the team was eliminated from the playoffs by the Boston Red Sox.  During his eight-year tenure, Leland had led the team to three division titles and two trips to the World Series; but the championship had eluded them.Leyland, whose successful career included managing the Colorado Rockies (1999), Florida Marlins (1997-98), and Pittsburgh Pirates (1986-96), has been a popular … [Read more...]

Athletes Hit the Streets in Rome for the “Race of Faith”

Nun runs in the Race of Faith - photo credit CNS

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” –Timothy 4:7As the sun rose over the Eternal City last Sunday, the cobblestone streets of Rome were transformed into a racetrack for a unique event:  the Race of Faith.A temporary three-lane track was laid along the Villa della Conciliazione, carving out a 100-metre track on which a few hundred people raced toward St. Peter’s Square.  Among the racers were seminarians and sisters, Vatican guards, children, … [Read more...]