CAC is pleased to announce that Trenton (NJ) Bishop David O'Connell and the 8 Trenton diocesan high schools recently launched CAC Chapter programs for their student-athletes or "Cathletes". If your diocese or school is interested in learning more aout launching a CAC Chapter, please contact Ray McKenna at email@example.com or (703)239-3070.
Please take a few moments to read Bishop O'Connell's message on the CAC Chapter program (click here) and watch a short informational video produced by the Diocese.
CAC and Seton School host 2013 Catholic Sports Conference
CAC welcomes Bishop John Barres of Allentown and Bishop Joseph P. McFadden, of Philadelphia, PA to our Episocopal Advisory Board and congratulates CAC's Bishop Thomas Paprocki on his appointment Pope Benedict 16th as Bishop of Springfield, Illinois.
JUST UPDATED: April 2, 2011-Syracuse, NY 3rd Annual IGNITE Men's Conference
Darrell Miller, MLB Player
Former MLB player Darrell Miller will be speaking at the Syracuse NY dioceseís Menís Conference on Saturday, April 2nd. Darrell will be the leadoff speaker at the ďIgniteĒ conference. , which also features speakers Gus Lloyd, the host of the popular radio show "Seize the Day", and Monsignor Lisante, author, columnist, and the pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Massapequa Park, NY. This is a highly popular menís conference for Central New York Catholics and over 1100 attendees are expected. Please go to www.ignitecatholicmen.org/ for conference details.
JUST UPDATED: March 19, 2011-Acton Deanary Breakfast Conference, Highland, IL
Bishop Thomas Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield, IL. Joe Lombardi, NFL QB Coach New Orleans Saints.
2 members of CAC will be participating at the Acton Deanary breakfast conference on Saturday morning, March 19th. St. Paul Parish and the Highland Knights of Columbus Council 1580 are hosting the Annual Alton Deanery Catholic Menís Breakfast on Saturday March 19, 2011 on the Feast of St. Joseph. Holy Mass will be celebrated at 8:00am at St. Paul Church in Highland by Most Reverend Bishop Pap¨rocki. Breakfast and Speakers follow the Mass at the Highland Knights of Columbus Hall. The Preliminary Guest Speakers are Deacon John Beckmann and Deacon Jim Russell from ďFaith Chats with James and JohnĒ. The Featured Guest Speaker is Joe Lombardi from Catholic Athletes for Christ and NFL New Or¨leans Saints Quarterback Coach. For additional information, please mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org, or highlandkc.org/Newsletters/2011/Jan2011.pdf
JUST UPDATED: March 26, 2011-The 11th Annual Worcester Diocesan Catholic Menís Conference
Kellen Clemens-NFL QB New York Jets.
Jets QB Kellen Clemens will be the closing speaker at the Worcester Menís conference on Saturday March 26th. This event features a great speaker line up of Deacon Jack Sullivan, Mark Shea, Fr. Dave Cavanaugh, Michael Franzes, in addition to Kellen. This is one of the premier Catholic menís events and we expect over 1500 men in attendance. Please go to www.firstmensconf.org/ for more information.
"CAC's Bishop Paprocki and Saints' Joe Lombardi Inspire Knights of Columbus and Catholic Athletes in Highland, Illinois" - Over 450 men attended the Alton, Illinois Deanery's Men's Breakfast on Saturday, March 19.
"Sport, properly directed, develops character, makes a man courageous, a generous loser, and a gracious victor; it refines the senses, gives intellectual penetration, and steels the will to endurance. It is not merely a physical development then. Sport, rightly understood, is an occupation of the whole man, and while perfecting the body as an instrument of the mind, it also makes the mind itself a more refined instrument for the search and communication of truth and helps man to achieve that end to which all others must be subservient, the service and praise of his Creator."
– Pope Pius XII,
Sport at the Service of the Spirit
July 29, 1945