Catholic Baseball Camp brings together sports and the spiritual life

sweeneycampFrom the National Catholic Register:

July 15 marks the 81st annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game. While ballplayers in both the American and National Leagues take a few days of much-needed rest, there are hundreds of “minor leaguers” who are eager to learn what it takes to be an all-star on the field and off.

Ranging from age 8 to 16, these players are hoping to improve their baseball skills and deepen their Catholic faith, thanks to the Yes of former longtime Kansas City Royal first baseman and devoted Catholic Mike Sweeney.

The motto of the Camp is: “Using the greatest game ever played to tell the greatest story ever told,” and since its beginnings in 2012 it has born fruit in the lives of young people.

Jack Harris, a high school junior from Coronado, CA told the Register:

“The whole atmosphere of the camp was amazing … I think I got more benefits on the spiritual side [of the camp]. Besides not missing Sunday Mass now, I am sometimes going to Mass before school.”

Read the rest at the National Catholic Register.

 

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New healthcare directory connects Catholic patients and providers

wellcatholic logoFor many Catholics, finding a healthcare provider who respects their values and beliefs can be a challenge. In some cases, the lack of common values between patient and doctor can lead to frustration and a lack of trust.

In response to this challenge, Dr. Greg Bottaro, PsyD, recently founded WellCatholic, a web site that connects patients with healthcare providers who uphold Catholic values.  

Working as a psychologist in New York, Bottaro received many requests for recommendations of Catholic doctors in other areas of the country. Botarro recently told Catholic News Agency:

“Story after story came in saying that there were so many ways that not having that faith in common really hurt the care they were receiving.”

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The Best #PopeCup Memes

In case you’re not keeping up with the action in the World Cup, the Finals on Sunday will be a match between Argentina and Germany. With Pope Francis being Argentinian and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI being German, the internet has been abuzz with a slew of “Papal World Cup” memes.

Fortunately for us, uCatholic has compiled a  list of the best Papal World Cup memes the internet has to offer. Here are a couple:

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