In this week's podcast, Senator George J. Mitchell speaks to Tim Reidy and Kevin Clarke about his experience negotiating peace deals in the Middle East and Northern Ireland, and reflects on how his Catholic identity came into play. George J. Mitchell was the primary architect of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement for peace in Northern Ireland and served as U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace. His latest book, A Path to Peace, written with Alon Sachar, lays out possible avenues for peace in the Middle East going forward.
Nov 25th, 2016 by americamagazine
This week, Mark Shriver chats to Olga Segura and Matt Malone, S.J., about his new book. In Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis, Mark Shriver explains who Jorge Bergoglio was before he took on papal responsibility.
Nov 16th, 2016 by americamagazine
Following Rhona Tarrant's news review, this week Eileen Markey speaks to Kerry Weber and Matt Malone, S.J., about her latest book, Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sister Maura. In this clip Eileen Markey discusses why Sister Maura was asssasinated in El Salvador and the great contributions of the Maryknoll sisters.
Nov 9th, 2016 by americamagazine
The morning after the election of Donald J. Trump, America's National Correspondent, Michael O'Loughlin, and Associate Editor at America, Robert David Sullivan, discuss how the election unfolded with Kerry Weber and Tim Reidy.
Nov 3rd, 2016 by americamagazine
In this week's podcast Bill McGarvey speaks to Tim Reidy and Kevin Clarke about how Alcoholics Anonymous is connecting people to God outside of the church. For Bill McGarvey, many of the most grounded and spiritually open people he knows are members of A.A. In an age where fewer people are willing to affiliate with institutional religions like Catholicism, organizations like A.A. might point to the future of religion in the United States.
This week America's L.A. Correspondent, Jim McDermott, S.J., talks to Kerry Weber and Matt Malone, S.J., and they discuss how Hollywood portrays religion—for better and for worse. For Jim McDermott, many attempts to explore religious territory in film and television are kitschy, but a new show called "The Good Place" has a particularly sophisticated take on heaven.
Oct 19th, 2016 by americamagazine
This week, Tim Reidy and Ashley McKinless welcome America's editor at large James Martin, S.J., into the studio. Together they discuss the new Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Arturo Sosa, S.J., and what type of leader he will make in comparison to his predecessor.
Oct 19th, 2016 by americamagazine
This week Robert Ellsberg discusses his book, Blessed Among Us: Day by Day with Saintly Witnesses, with Kerry Weber and Matt Malone, S.J. The book includes reflections on the stories of canonized saints, and well as lay, non-Christian and non-religious individuals. The purpose of sharing these stories is to provide readers with daily spiritual guidance. In this podcast we also field calls from radio listeners, who describe their favorite saints.
Oct 6th, 2016 by americamagazine
Luke Russert, who left his position as an NBC News anchor in July, shares his expertise with Matt Malone, S.J., and Tim Reidy. In this week's podcast they talk about the responsibility of the media during election season and the debates, and envision how the next president—be it Donald J. Trump or Hillary Clinton—will lead the country.
Kevin Spinale, S.J., and James Keane revisit Shusaku Endo's acclaimed novel Silence in advance of Martin Scorsese's planned screen adaption.