How Sports Can Help Us Grow in Holiness

With the World Cup in full swing, we can see how sports have the power to capture our attention and unite people from around the world. But can sports help us grow in holiness?

The Vatican recently released its first document on sports, entitled Giving the Best of Yourself: A document about the Christian perspective on sport and the human person, and Msgr. Stuart Swetland stopped by A Closer Look™ to discuss the dangers and challenges of sports, but also how sports can build virtues that transfer to our spiritual life.

Stephanie Foley serves as a Digital Media Producer at Relevant Radio®. She is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she studied journalism, and she has worked in Catholic radio for 12 years. Stephanie is a wife, a mother of three boys, and in her free time she enjoys reading, running, and really good coffee. You can find more of Stephanie’s writing at and on the free Relevant Radio mobile app.