The Leap of Faith Friday 9 October 2020
Leap of Faith Friday 9th October 2020
On the programme tonight, Stephen Gillen, who grew up in Belfast, was a notorious crime boss and 'Category A' prisoner. He tells the story of his transformation and redemption in his book 'The Monkey Puzzle Tree', which has been nominated for The People's Book Prize. Author and biographer to Pope Francis, Austen Ivereigh, responds to Fratelli Tutti, the Pope's third encyclical.
We also hear from historian Dr Sinead McCoole about the life of Dr Margaret Mac Curtain OP, the distinguished historian, educator, feminist and human-rights activist, who died aged 91 this week.
Dr Margaret MacCurtain OP - photo The Irish Catholic
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The Leap of Faith
Former Belfast crime boss Stephen Gillen tells the story of redemption in his book 'The Monkey Puzzle Tree'.
Author and biographer to Pope Francis, Austen Ivereigh, responds to Fratelli Tutti, the Pope's third encyclical.
And historian Dr Sinead McCoole on the life of Dr Margaret Mac Curtain OP, who died aged 91 this week.
About the Show
In a programme for people of all faiths and none, Michael talks with those whose life experiences cause them to call on their beliefs, as he seeks to discover what religion does for people - and occasionally to them.
With regular updates from across the world’s faiths and from those that hold them, this is a thought-provoking 30 minutes of radio.
The programme is produced by Sheila O'Callaghan, the commissioning editor of the series is Roger Childs.