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15 Sports heroes inspired by their Catholic faith

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Inspirational athletes who have leaned on their faith to put their God-given talents into action.

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These professional athletes undoubtedly have a powerful throw or an accurate kick, but they also believe their Catholic faith has been paramount in making them the champions they are today. Although many have experienced traumatic moments in their career — injury, addiction, personal loss, or self-doubt — they’ve managed to lean on their faith and grow in strength physically, and more importantly, spiritually.

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