Posts Tagged ‘Sport’

Sport and Catholic spirituality do mix, and rather well

Monday, March 25th, 2024

Two Creighton University professors have dedicated years to researching the relationship between the spiritual dimension of sport, Catholic spirituality and theology. Dr JJ Carney and Dr Max Engel’s research offers insights into the spiritual dimensions of athletic competition and how the two worlds can interconnect. Evangelisation through sport Carney and Engel teach a popular course Read more

Insurance claim lost after winning Christmas throwing competition

Monday, March 11th, 2024

A woman who had filed an insurance claim of $820,000 claiming that she had suffered debilitating injuries in a car accident has had her claim dismissed after it was proven that she won a Christmas tree-throwing contest a year after the accident. Kamila Grabska was involved in a car accident on her way to work Read more

‘N’ word and alcohol spark rugby brawl

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

The ‘N’ word, repeated vile racist slurs and brawl, were the sad culmination of a club rugby match between Marist St Pats (MSP), and Old Boys’ University (OBU) at Wellington College last weekend. MSP is Wellington’s Catholic rugby club. Speaking with RNZ’s Lisa Owen, MSP Chairman Rob Evans reluctantly confirmed the ‘n…..’ word had been Read more

What is the ‘prayer’ grip and can it help you make more putts?

Monday, July 27th, 2020

When it comes to the full swing, we don’t see too much variety in how the best players grip the club. But one method becoming increasingly popular amongst players is the PRAYER GRIP. This is a method that sees the hands level and facing directly opposite each other. Click here to read the advantages of Read more

Kavanagh College classmates welcome home world champion swimmer

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

A 15-year-old student from Kavanagh College arrived home from Budapest on Wednesday and was greeted by Kavanagh College classmates at Dunedin Airport. New world junior champion swimmer,  Erika Fairweather had been surprised by the welcome home, which was ”super cool” Read more

NZ researchers: Gender binary in sports has perhaps had its day

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

University of Otago researchers have concluded that existing gender categories in sport should perhaps be abandoned in favour of a more “nuanced” approach in the new transgender era. The authors are in favour of a radical change to what they describe as “the outdated structure of the gender division currently used in elite sport”. Associate Read more

Statue of St Patrick vandalised

Thursday, March 7th, 2019
statue of st patrick

The white statue of Saint Patrick outside St Patrick’s College in Kilbirnie, Wellington, has been vandalised. The statue was covered with red and yellow tags including swear words. The attack has been blamed on McEvedy Shield rivalry, following Wellington College’s victory on Tuesday. The track and field competition, named for St Pat’s Town old boy Read more

Basketball drops church-goer

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

An under-17s basketball team has dropped one of his members because he put Sunday morning church ahead of his sport, his family says. Mosiah MacDonald had expected to be at the national basketball championships in Wellington this week. Instead his Manawatu basketball teammates are playing without him. The 15-year-old says his team dropped him because Read more

Vatican releases guidance on sports

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Giving the Best of Yourself – is the first-ever Vatican document on sports. The document addresses a number of matters, including highly competitive children’s sports, putting political and economic pressures on athletes to win “at all costs”, playing sport on Sundays and unsportsmanlike or violent behaviour. The document, which speaks out about sports-related corruption, over-commercialisation, Read more

Season’s over, so back to school for Liberato Cacace

Thursday, April 26th, 2018
Council of Cardinals

Now that the A-League Phoenix season has come to an end, it is time for Liberato Cacace to go back to school. With the start of the new term next week, the year-13 pupil will be back at St Patrick’s College in Wellington. At the back end of the season, following a series of consistent performances for Read more