Ex-NFL Player Calls on Church Leaders to Speak Up on Gun Violence

Borland has made three requests of Catholic leaders in the wake of recent shootings: To name and condemn white supremacy, to frame gun control as a pro-life position, and to hold Catholic politicians who “use the Lord’s name and talk about God in Christ to get elected and then don’t act once in office and embody those values” accountable.

Flag Football Takes On Whole New Meaning

In continuing a practice started last year by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, NFL players have kneeled, raised their fists or engaged in what many have called disrespectful behavior during the playing of the national anthem before games.

Sports Round-Up, May 7

Here’s a look at the ongoings in sports this week in the Diocese of Brooklyn.

NFL’s First Female Coach Hails from St. John’s

St. John’s University, Jamaica, alumna and former men’s basketball student manager Kathryn Smith was recently named the quality control-special teams coach for the Buffalo Bills.

Remembering No. 84, Jim Mutscheller

Jim Mutscheller, who died on April 10, wanted to be known as a man “who had led a good life,” for he was “quiet, humble, and so conservative that he’d eat crabs with a suit and tie on.” And therein lies a tale – and a yardstick by which to measure pro sports then and now.

Prince Amukamara New York Giants

Injury Only Strengthens Giants’ Corner’s Faith

Injuries are an all-too unfortunate reality in the game of football, and the New York Giants are well aware. With just about half the schedule left to play, the team has been dealt season-ending injuries to star wide receiver Victor Cruz and All-Pro middle linebacker Jon Beason. But in the team’s Nov. 3 loss to […]