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The Blue & Gray Press | December 16, 2017

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Keeping faith alive in athletics

December 7, 2017 |

By ELENA LA DOLCETTA

Staff Writer

Faith can be seen everywhere in sports; runners who cross themselves after breaking a new record. Soccer players who celebrate their winning goal by folding their hands in prayer. The Olympic Games even began as a religious festival. On the University of Mary Washington campus some student athletes consider sports and religion to be deeply intertwined. However with their busy schedules many student athletes find it difficult to stay active in their faith.Read More

How Catholicism plays into one family’s Easter Sunday traditions

April 13, 2017 |

By SUSANNAH TOMBES

Easter Sunday is my favorite day of the entire year because of the hope that it gives me, and what it represents for my faith as a Catholic. Easter for my family is not about the Easter bunny and egg hunts. For us, it’s a chance to be with each other and celebrate the sacrifice and gift of Christ’s death and resurrection.Read More

Religion Less Relevant for Elections

April 11, 2012 |

On Nov. 8, 1960, the presidency transformed forever. That evening, the American electorate propelled John F. Kennedy through the stained glass ceiling, granting him the dubious distinction of being the first Catholic president. As the ceiling shattered, so did the notion that the presidency was the property of Protestants.Read More

UMW Baseball Thumps Catholic 13-3

April 21, 2010 |

By MORGAN THOMPSON

This past Tuesday the UMW men’s baseball team, who was recently crowned Capial Athletic Conference champions over the weekend, continued their winning streak at Dickinson Stadium against Landmark conference stand-out Catholic University.

The Eagles triumphed … Read More