Why Catholic sports camps?
From Sacred Scripture to Vatican II, Christianity has much to say about sports. As Pope Pius XII said, "How can the Church not be interested in sport?" The Church "sees in sport a gymnasium of the spirit, a means to exercise moral education; and because of this it admires, approves, and encourages the practice of sport in its various forms" (Bl. Pope Paul VI). Saints from Paul to JPII stress the natural fit between athletics training and training for heaven. "While playing sports, Christians find help in developing the cardinal virtues" (JPII). St. Paul wrote, "do everything for the glory of God" (1Cor. 10:31). "Everything" includes sports!