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    Paprocki_Photo_webThe Most Reverend Thomas J. Paprocki

    CAC Episcopal Board Chairman
    Bishop of Springfield, Ill.

    BISHOP PAPROCKI is known as the “Holy Goalie” in Chicago as he plays goal in a men’s hockey league and he remains a loyal and enthusiastic fan of the Chicago Blackhawks. He has also run several marathons. “For me,” Bishop Paprocki said, “there is a strong connection between athletic activity and spirituality. I heartily subscribe to the maxim, ‘Anima Sana in Corpore Sano” (A Sound Mind in a Sound Body).”

    O'Brien_Photo_webHis Eminence, Edwin Cardinal O’Brien

    CAC Chairman Emeritus
    Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

    CARDINAL O’BRIEN is an avid sports fan and a devoted follower of his beloved boyhood team, the New York Yankees.

    The Most Reverend John Barres

    Bishop of Rockville Centre, N.Y.

    BISHOP BARRES played basketball while attending the University of Princeton and is an avid sports fan. He maintains a strong desire to share the Gospel through athletics.

    The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge

    Bishop of Arlington, Va.

    BISHOP BURBIDGE is an avid fan of his beloved hometown Philadelphia Eagles and strongly encourages involvement in sports and fitness among the men in formation for the priesthood.

    Bishop Michael ByrnesThe Most Reverend Michael Brynes

    Coadjutor Archbishop of Agana, Guam

    ARCHBISHOP BYRNES is an active marathon runner, sports fan, and was instrumental in assisting CAC with establishing a Mass for the Detroit Tigers baseball team.

    Bishop James Conley

    The Most Reverend James Conley

    Bishop of Lincoln, Neb.

    BISHOP CONLEY played baseball growing up and is a big fan of all sports and especially of sharing the Gospel through sports.

    Bishop CordileoneThe Most Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone

    Archbishop of San Francisco, Calif.

    ARCHBISHOP CORDILEONE was installed as the archbishop of San Francisco on October 4, 2012. He previously served as bishop of the Diocese of Oakland, Calif. He enjoys swimming and spectator sports, especially professional baseball and football

    Dolan_Photo_webHis Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan

    Archbishop of New York, N.Y.

    CARDINAL DOLAN is an avid sports fan and an enthusiastic advocate of sharing the gospel through athletics. While in Milwaukee, Archbishop Dolan occasionally presided over CAC’s Mass for the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team. Now in New York, he often attends games at Yankee Stadium.

    Gomez_Photo_webThe Most Reverend Jose Horacio Gomez

    Archbishop of Los Angeles, Calif.

    ARCHBISHOP GOMEZ is an avid sports fan and follower of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    Bishop Listecki

    The Most Reverend Jerome Listecki

    Archbishop of Milwaukee, Wis.

    ARCHBISHOP LISTECKI was named the 11th archbishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee by Pope Benedict XVI on February 23, 2009, having previous served as bishop of the Diocese of LaCrosse, Wis. He was captain of his high school tennis team, played guard on his college basketball team, and coached high school basketball. A native of the South Side of Chicago, Bishop Listecki is an avid White Sox fan.

    Bishop O'ConnellThe Most Reverend Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.

    Bishop of Trenton, N.J.

    BISHOP O’CONNELL is the 10th Bishop of Trenton. A priest of the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission, also known as the Vincentians, Bishop O’Connell has been a leading voice in the development of CAC’s high school chapter program.

    The Most Reverend Michael F. Olson, S.T.D., M.A.

    Bishop of Fort Worth, Texas

    BISHOP OLSON is the fourth Bishop of Fort Worth and was ordained and installed on January 29, 2014. He earned his doctorate in moral theology at the Academia Alfonsiana in Rome and served as a community representative on the Ethics Committee for Research Involving Human Subjects at the University of Texas Medical Center in Houston and has taught Bioethical Issues in Moral Theology at the University of Dallas. He is a strong supporter of CAC’s activities and is an avid baseball and Chicago White Sox fan.

    The Most Reverend Gregory Parkes

    Bishop of St. Petersburg, Fla.

    BISHOP PARKES was appointed the fifth Bishop of St. Petersburg by His Holiness, Pope Francis, on November 28, 2016, and was installed on January 4, 2017.

     The Most Reverend David Ricken

    Bishop of Green Bay, Wis.

    BISHOP RICKEN believes strongly in evangelization through sports and supports the Green Bay Packers.

    zubik converted tiff jpgThe Most Reverend David Zubik

    Bishop of Pittsburgh, Pa.

    BISHOP ZUBIK was instrumental in establishing Mass for the Pirates at PNC Park.

    Bishop Chaput

    The Most Reverend Charles Chaput OFM, Cap.

    Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, Pa.

    ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT views sports is a very important avenue and tool for Evangelization.


    The Most Reverend Martin D. Holley

    Bishop Emeritus of Memphis, Tenn.

    BISHOP HOLLEY was born a basketball standout in college and was named Outstanding Athlete for Alabama State University before entering the seminary. He remains very interested in sports and promotes many seminarian sporting activities.

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