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    CAC Adds Miami Marlins to List of MLB Teams with Catholic Mass Ministry

    April 11, 2015, 4:25 pm

    Catholic Athletes for Christ (CAC) is pleased to announced that the first-ever stadium Mass at Marlins Park took place this afternoon for the Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays.  The historic Mass was celebrated by Fr. Frank Permuy in the Marlins press conference room.  The Marlins are the 23rd Major League Baseball team that CAC has helped to establish a regular stadium Mass ministry for players, coaches, and team officials.

    Fr. Frank Permuy celebrates Mass for the Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays on April 11, 2014

    Fr. Frank Permuy celebrates Mass for the Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays on April 11, 2014

    Catholic News Service Reports on CAC’s MLB Ministry

    March 23, 2015, 8:16 am

    CAC’s Major League Baseball ministry program was recently featured on the Catholic News Service’s print and video web sites.  Check out the coverage:

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    CAC Leadership and Chaplains Visit MLB Spring Training Camps

    March 19, 2015, 1:22 pm

    CAC Leadership and many of its Catholic Priest Chaplains have been visiting MLB spring training camps in Arizona and Florida over the past few weeks to meet with players, coaches, and team officials in preparation for the 2015 regular season Mass ministry.  CAC sponsors Catholic Mass for 22 of the MLB’s 30 teams and additional teams are expected to be added during the 2015 season.  To view photos from this year’s spring training visits, click here.

    CAC’s Mike Sweeney Elected to the Royals Hall of Fame

    February 26, 2015, 12:12 pm

    CAC proudly congratulates Mike Sweeney, Chairman of CAC’s Athlete Advisory Board, on his election yesterday to the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame!  For more news on Mike’s HOF election, click here.

    Watch video of Sweeney speaking with reporters at Spring Training yesterday about his election to the Royals’ Hall of Fame and his father. Please pray for his father, Mike Sweeney, Sr., as he battling esophageal cancer.

    CAC/Cathletes Apparel Store Now Open!

    February 26, 2015, 11:01 am

    Catholic Athletes for Christ is proud to announce this morning that it has partnered with Primo Designs of Springfield, Ill., to offer an apparel store for the general public and its Cathletes high school chapters. Initial items include hats, polo shirts, dry-fit shirts, t-shirts (short and long), sweatshirts, and hoodies in multiple colors and with either the CAC or Cathletes logo.

    The CAC apparel store is now open at A portion of all sales will go back to CAC to help expand its apostolate.

    More items will be added in the near future. Cathletes chapter schools can also place special orders in school colors and with bible verses printed on the back.


    CAC Hosts Events/Mass at NFL Combine

    February 23, 2015, 10:42 am

    At this year’s NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Catholic Athletes for Christ (CAC) co-hosted a number of events to include NFL chaplains, coaches, and front office personnel.  On Saturday, February 21, CAC, along with the Knights of Columbus and the Indiana Special Olympics, hosted its second annual Mini-Combine for nearly two dozen Special Olympians in the region.  The event was held at the Indianapolis Colts’ training facility and included Colts Offensive Lineman Joe Reitz for former Colts Wide Receiver John Standeford. On Saturday afternoon, CAC co-hosted a Holy Mass celebrated by several of its NFL chaplains and post-Mass dinner.  For more information on the Mini-Combine for the Special Olympics athletes, click here.

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    CAC Co-Sponsors Football Clinic and Game for Special Olympics Athletes at Super Bowl XLIX

    January 28, 2015, 12:39 pm

    Catholic Athletes for Christ (CAC), as part of Super Bowl XLIX week, co-sponsored a football skills clinic and flag football game on January 27, along with the Arizona Knights of Columbus and the Arizona Special Olympics at Nozomi Park in Chandler, Ariz.  Seattle Seahawks tight end Luke Willson , NFL Hall of Fame offensive tackle Anthony Munoz, and formed Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Chris Horn joined the young athletes for the clinic and game. The Knights of Columbus produces a short video of the event:



    CAC Event at the National March for Life

    January 21, 2015, 11:18 am

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACatholic Athletes for Christ (CAC) will be actively present at tomorrow’s National March for Life in Washington, D.C.


    CAC Recognizes Darrell Miller, Former Major League Baseball Player and Director of Baseball’s Urban Youth Academy, as Recipient of 2014 CAC Courage Award

    October 17, 2014, 6:23 pm

    Miller joint photo (10-08-14)Catholic Athletes for Christ (CAC) recently announced that Darrell Miller, former Major League Baseball (MLB) player with the California Angels and currently director of MLB’s Urban Youth Academy, will receive the fourth annual CAC Courage Award.  The award recognizes superior Catholic evangelization in sports.

    Miller, who played professionally with the Angels as a catcher and outfielder from 1984-1988, will be presented with the Courage Award at a public reception event on October 21, 2014, at “Top of the Town” in Arlington, Va.  Miller has been a supporter of CAC since its inception in 2006, serving on the organization’s Athlete Advisory Board and its speakers bureau.  Previous CAC Courage Award recipients were Rick Eckstein, Washington Nationals’ former hitting coach (2011), Kerry Fraser, former NHL referee (2012), and then-Deacon Chase Hilgenbrinck, former professional soccer player (2013).

    “Darrell Miller, a convert to the Catholic faith, has been a tremendous advocate for faith in athletics, both on and off the playing field,” CAC President Raymond J. McKenna said. “Through his tireless effort in helping establish baseball’s Urban Youth Academy for inner city children and his eagerness to speak about his Catholic faith to groups large and small, Darrel is a shining example of the ‘new evangelization’ in the world of sports.”

    CAC is proud to support and promote the new film ” When The Game Stands Tall”

    August 4, 2014, 2:16 pm

    When the Game Stands Still

    Inspired by the extraordinary true story, WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL brings to life the incredible winning streak of the De La Salle High School football team: 151 straight victories over 12 years. But when real-life adversity leaves the team reeling, the Spartans must decide if the sacrifice, commitment, and teamwork they have always trusted in can rebuild what is now disintegrating around them.

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    “I encourage everyone affiliated with Catholic Athletes for Christ to see When the Game Stands Tall. This amazing but true story transcends wins and losses to demonstrate how sports can be maximized to teach the values we as Christians share: self-sacrifice, charity, and placing team success above individual glory.”

    Ray McKenna, President and Founder, Catholic Athletes for Christ
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