Pascal Siakam: Catholic Toronto Raptors star and his unconventional path from Cameroon to NBA

Pascal Siakam: Catholic Toronto Raptors star and his unconventional path from Cameroon to NBA

BBC—For the first 17 years of his life, Pascal Siakam didn’t pick up a basketball much. It was just a game his older brothers played. Even though his father dreamed about one of his children growing up to play in the NBA, Siakam, the youngest of six siblings, was always more interested in other sports.…
Dealing with Career Pressure: Meet the Catholic Chaplain to the Washington Nationals

Dealing with Career Pressure: Meet the Catholic Chaplain to the Washington Nationals

A professional baseball clubhouse might not be considered a particularly religious place today, but one chaplain says the Catholic priesthood is needed—and desired—as much as ever there. “When I walk in the [clubhouse], they kind of light up a little bit,” Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, a chaplain to the Washington Nationals professional baseball team, told CNA.…
Pascal Siakam: Toronto Raptors star got his start in seminary

Pascal Siakam: Toronto Raptors star got his start in seminary

CNA—When Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam entered Game 3 of the NBA Finals Wednesday night, he crossed himself and then pointed upward to the sky. The cross helps him remember to give glory to God. The finger point is for his dad. Siakam is not like most NBA players. He’s played basketball for only nine…
Early in the season, A Tribute to Catholic baseball sportscaster Vin Scully

Early in the season, A Tribute to Catholic baseball sportscaster Vin Scully

Renown Catholic baseball announcer Vin Scully is known as much for his faith and common sense approach to life as for his unique and passionate sports announcing. Now retired and age 91, Scully is best known for his 67 seasons calling games for Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers, beginning in 1950 (when the franchise…
Baseball, Bishops and Catholic Night at the Ballpark

Baseball, Bishops and Catholic Night at the Ballpark

Catholic Business Journal brings you a moment from the past that is perhaps worth repeating elsewhere in the country, you be the judge—On Sept. 2, 2016, Dodger Stadium served as the center of a massive Venn diagram of local Catholics and lifelong fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers, as the ballpark hosted its first-ever “Catholic…