Crossing the Goal

An Introduction

Crossing the Goal is a non-profit ministry whose mission is to call, equip and empower Catholic men to become and stay spiritually fit in their faith through the utilization of Spiritual Fitness Workouts.

What is a Spiritual Fitness Workout?

Spiritual Fitness Workouts are designed for Catholic men to help them grow spiritually and strengthen their faith. Spiritual Fitness Workouts can be used by either groups or individuals on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. The content for these workouts is derived from three primary sources: the Scriptures, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and episodes of the "Crossing the Goal" TV show, which airs weekly on EWTN.

Why the need for Spiritual Fitness Workouts?

Pope St. John Paul II said, "We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has ever experienced. I do not think the wide circle of the American Society or the wide circle of the Christian Community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-church, between the Gospel and the anti-gospel, between Christ and the antichrist. This confrontation lies within the plans of Divine Providence. It is, therefore, in God’s Plan, and it must be a trial which the Church must take up, and face courageously…"

Pope St. John Paul II with Coach Danny

How can CTG Help Me? Find Out!

Learn more about our Spiritual Workout Plans

Building life-long faith formation in men through the creation of Spiritual Fitness Workout groups.
x 2 - 4

Tailored for teams of 2, 3 or 4 - easy to get started; meetings are 80 minutes

Suggested Frequency:
Weekly or Bi-Weekly

Training Camp

Get Coach Danny's Latest Book

He seemed to have it all: a beautiful family, a big house, and the celebrity that comes with being a star player in the National Football League. In the late 60s and early 70s, Danny Abramowicz was the toast of New Orleans, but as his Catholic faith faded into the background he felt alone and helpless against the temptations and expectations of fame.

And so one day he called out that simple prayer: Lord, please help me!

This book is about the answer to that prayer. Danny Abramowicz gives an inside view of his life in the NFL alongside the reinvigoration of his Catholic Faith and the development of a prayerful relationship with Jesus Christ. Join him on his journey from “cultural Catholic” to EWTN television host and evangelizer of Catholic men across the country.

Even if you didn’t play and coach professional football with the likes of Archie Manning and Mike Ditka, you will find Danny’s down-to-earth telling of his story approachable and relatable. Most of all, Danny brings the hope of brotherhood in Christ to all men who have felt, or are now feeling, the despair of professional, personal, and spiritual failure.

Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput

Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput

"Through personal anecdotes and practical spiritual lessons, Danny Abramowicz lays out a road map for men to discover the greatness our Lord desires for every one of us. This is an important book for any man looking to grow in holiness."

George Weigel

George Weigel

"Our world desperately needs strong families led by men on fire for Christ and His Church. In Crossing the Goal, Danny Abramowicz applies lessons learned from a lifetime of struggles and successes - athletically and spiritually - to help men flourish in their roles as husbands and fathers."

Mike Ditka

Mike Ditka

"When I first knew Danny Abramowicz, I never would have thought he would someday write a book about bringing men to Christ. But that's exactly why this book is so important. God has a plan for all of us; Crossing the Goal will help men find His plan for each of them."

Archie Manning

Archie Manning

"Bram, as we called him, played the game of football with passion and determination, and he has now carried those same qualities over to the practice of his faith. In his book, Crossing the Goal, he introduces men to a spiritual fitness workout program that can transform their lives, as it did for him."


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