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Helping listeners find the right balance and priority when it comes to their faith life versus their sports life, interviews are done with guests who are Catholics in sports - current or former athletes, coaches, officials, clergy, administrators, and more, from the pro, amateur, and scholastic ranks. Whether you're an athlete or a fan, youth or adult, Catholic or not, this show will deliver content that speaks to you and provides opportunities for ongoing reflection for your daily life.

Catholic Sports Radi‪o‬ Bruce Wawrzyniak

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Helping listeners find the right balance and priority when it comes to their faith life versus their sports life, interviews are done with guests who are Catholics in sports - current or former athletes, coaches, officials, clergy, administrators, and more, from the pro, amateur, and scholastic ranks. Whether you're an athlete or a fan, youth or adult, Catholic or not, this show will deliver content that speaks to you and provides opportunities for ongoing reflection for your daily life.

    Gabby Otto

    Gabby Otto

    She played college basketball at Rice University, where her team won the Women’s Basketball Invitational Championship four years ago this month. One year later they made it to the second round of the NIT before losing to New Mexico. Growing up, in addition to basketball, she had also played soccer and boys baseball, and she ran track and field. Faith-wise she shares testimony regarding dealing with major sports injuries, plus, a powerful and emotional story from within her immediate family.

    • 32 min
    Sister Mary Jo Sobieck

    Sister Mary Jo Sobieck

    She drew national attention just under two years ago when she was nominated for an ESPY for "Best Viral Sports Moment" for when she threw out a ceremonial first pitch before a Chicago White Sox game. She has been a nun for more than 25 years and is part of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield. In her days as a student-athlete she played softball, volleyball, and basketball. You'll also hear mention in this interview about her having trained for a half marathon.

    • 36 min
    Peter Belisle

    Peter Belisle

    He is in his 15th season as the head men's ice hockey coach at UMass Boston, where he is the winningest coach in program history. Along the way he has earned National Coach of the Year honors and has guided his team to the NCAA Frozen Four. Prior to his current role he spent nine years with Division I University of Connecticut as an assistant coach. As a student-athlete he had been a four-year letter winner with UConn.

    • 28 min
    Trevor Williams

    Trevor Williams

    A pitcher getting ready for spring training with the Chicago Cubs. He had been with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization from 2016-2020, having initially been drafted into Major League Baseball as a second round pick by the Miami Marlins. As a student-athlete he had played his college baseball at Arizona State University. He is also co-founder of an organization called Project Thirty Four. He's a very dedicated member of the Knights of Columbus too.

    • 31 min
    Two Year Anniversary

    Two Year Anniversary

    Catholic Sports Radio hits its two-year anniversary -- to the exact day -- and, ironically, this episode takes a turn that is a first in the shows 100-plus episode history. Listen for that as well as some data about the listenership that the show has enjoyed.

    • 3 min
    Jay Stricherz

    Jay Stricherz

    A PAC-12 Conference Football supervisor, having previously been a PAC-10 and PAC-12 Conference football referee for 34 years, including having officiated over 20 bowl games, which saw him do two Cotton Bowls, two Sugar Bowls, and two Fiesta Bowls. In addition, he spent nine years as a softball coach at a Catholic high school in Tacoma, Washington.

    • 31 min

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J2201739 ,

Impressively good! More Martial Arts Please

Catholic and Martial arts has combined thank to Brazil’s Gracie family and the big catholic region that it is in that country. The Christ redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro is a clear example of the connection between the sport of MMA & Christ! Thanks be to god it’s a legit sport because of many amending of the rules making it a; less lethal violent sport, for lack of better wording (so please people save the politics on that). Enjoy the podcast! More martial arts Bruce Im listening!

Dale Broback ,

Great concept

I love seeing great people do great things. Well done :)

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