A priest and theologian from Dublin takes an honest look at the recent scandal and its implication for the Catholic Church in Ireland
Year of the Priest
Focolare’s beginnings in Chicago trace back to Fr. Joe Scopa who met Chiara Lubich and her spirituality in 1955. The Gospel lifestyle he found was the inspiring spark for today’s Focolare community in the Midwest
Beginning in the 1950s, diocesan priests discovered in the charism of unity given to Chiara Lubich a spirituality that perfectly corresponds to their vocation as priests of the Catholic Church. Since then many others have recognized this spirituality as a response for the entire church.