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Father Leahy on Sports, Faith, and Social Justice


Father Leahy, O.S.B., headmaster of St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, NJ, shares about a new documentary, executive produced by Steph Curry, that explores how his own basketball program offers personal growth, but often false social hope for young American men. We also talk about how his Catholic faith informs his social values and has fueled his decades of academic leadership as well as the history of how alumni saved St. Benedict’s by converting it into an elite school serving disadvantaged youth.

The film, Benedict Men, viewable on Quibi, follows the “St. Benedict’s boys basketball team as they strive to add another state championship to their legacy. Along the way, they uncover the true meaning of unity, selflessness, and hard work.”

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On this week’s episode of the Adventist Voices podcast, host Alexander Carpenter chats with Father Leahy, O.S.B., headmaster of St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, NJ, about the new documentary, Benedict Men, executive produced by Steph Curry.

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