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Engaging Faith: Practical lesson ideas and activities for Catholic Educators

September 19, 2018

A Catholic Hero

Share this article on hall of fame baseball player and exemplary Catholic Roberto Clemente. You may wish to have the students write their answers to the comprehension questions that follow. An additional reflection  assignment is also provided.


  1. What was early evidence of Roberto's practice of his faith?
  2. How were the people of Puerto Rico divided when Roberto grew up?
  3. What major league team originally signed Roberto?
  4. What issues did Roberto originally have with the sportswriters? his teammates?
  5. When did Roberto meet his wife?
  6. How did Roberto practice his Catholic faith while living in Pittsburgh?
  7. How did Roberto die?


  • Could Roberto Clemente become a saint? Read this article and then write your opinion in a three paragraph response.

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