Signs of the Spirit

00:00

January 3-10 Podcast

Rev. Brendan Leahy discusses the rise of ecclesial movements such as Focalare and Sant'Egidio.
Rev. Brendan Leahy, professor of theology at St. Patrick's College in Maynooth, Ireland, talks about his new book, Ecclesial Movements and Communities, which traces the origins and significance of movements such as L'Arche, Focolare, Communion and Liberation and the Community of Sant'Egidio. Fr. Leahy discusses the unique charisms of these communities and the ways in which they were shaped by the Second Vatican Council. He also explains how they serve as an important form of church life for both priests and lay people at a time when vocations are dwindling and parishes attendance is in decline. (CNS picture right: Religious leaders at the close of the International Prayer for Peace in Washington, D.C., April 27, 2006. The meeting was organized by the Community of Sant'Egidio.)

Don't miss the best from America

Sign up for our Newsletter to get the Jesuit perspective on news, faith and culture.

The latest from america

In this week's podcast, Arthur C. Brooks joins hosts Matt Malone, S.J., and Kerry Weber this week to talk about his provocative article, "Confessions of a Capitalist Convert." Associate Editor Robert David Sullivan joins to contribute his expertise on economics.
The EditorsFebruary 15, 2017

On this week's podcast, America's contributing writer Eve Tushnet joins hosts Matt Malone, S.J., and Kerry Weber.

The EditorsFebruary 09, 2017
On this week's podcast poet Christian Wiman, who teaches at Yale's Institute of Sacred Music, describes the power of poetry to hosts Matt Malone, S.J., and Kerry Weber. 
The EditorsFebruary 01, 2017
Cokie Roberts, who wrote about women's role in Washington in our Jan. 23 issue, on the state of journalism under President Donald J. Trump.
The EditorsJanuary 25, 2017