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Seeking IPS students for a revamped Student Engagement Committee

IPS Students & Classmates!

We would like to give you an update on a new development at IPS.  It came to light in recent months that it would be helpful to have student representatives to share our perspectives with IPS faculty and staff. To that end, Matt Lieser & Bonnie Phelps (MAPC program) approached Brian Schmisek [...]

IPS adjunct faculty, Sr. Christine Athans, BVM, nominated for publishing award

In Quest of the Jewish Mary written by Sr. Mary Christine Athans, BVM, current IPS adjunct faculty, has been announced as a finalist in the Association of Catholic Publishers’ “Excellence in Publishing Awards.”

Congratulations, Christine!

For more information, click here: http://www.catholicpublishers.org/

IPS alum, James Mastaler, published in New Theology Review: A Catholic Journal of Theology

James Mastaler, a PhD candidate here at Loyola University Chicago and a graduate of the MA in Social Justice program, recently submitted an article to the Catholic Theological Union’s request for proposals to a special edition on “Ecology & Religion” in New Theology Review:  A Catholic Journal of Theology and Ministry. The article was accepted and [...]

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Loyola’s Institute of Pastoral Studies Launches Lenten Twitter Campaign
Online Retreat Will Provide Reflection and Prayer Each Day of Lent

CHICAGO, March 5, 2014 — Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Pastoral Studies is launching a new Twitter campaign this Lenten season. The Institute’s Twitter account will share a note of reflection or [...]

Drs. Miguel and Marian Diaz accept faculty appointments at Loyola University Chicago

The Honorable Miguel Diaz, former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See (2009 to 2012), and Dr. Marian Diaz have accepted faculty appointments at Loyola University Chicago. Marian will be an Assistant Professor of Practical Theology in the Institute of Pastoral Studies. Miguel will hold the John Courtney Murray University Chair in Public Service and will [...]

IPS Mourns the loss of Richard Westley, Ph.D.

Dick Wesley, a mainstay of the IPS summer program spanning three decades, died on February 9th. His courses at IPS, among them, ‘Redemptive Intimacy” and “Morality and its Beyond” reflected his rootedness in and commitment to the voice and vision of Vatican II. Dick, with good humor and depth of insight, combined his prophetic edge [...]

MASJCD Student Xochitil Anda on the Migrant Worker, from the Motherland

To my dearest child, the immigrant:
I am Tenochtitlan, land of the Aztecs, your motherland. Gone are the days when we were the dominant culture. We have been conquered by a stranger, who tore down our beliefs and placed a cross in our hands. Our worship forever changed; our language replaced with their language. My dearest [...]

In remembrance of Long-time IPS adjunct faculty member, Fr. Pat Brennan

Dr. Bob Ludwig sends along his reflections on Fr. Pat Brennan:

Fr. Patrick Brennan, RIP: Over the weekend, Pat Brennan drew his last breath and passed over into the mystery of communion with God. Patrick created some wonderful books on evangelization and mission as the focus of the post-Vatican II Church. His sensitivity to the suffering [...]

Elizabeth Madeo: Reflection on Discernment

                Do we find fulfillment in careers or callings? While careers pay the bills, our calling invites us into a deeper relationship with God. However, the millennial generation seem to associate the word “calling” to “church work.”  If ministry is the fruit of discipleship, we must change the language to invite many into [...]

Teaching and Learning: Field Education and the Business of Curiosity

This semester in the IPS Foundations of Social Justice course, students began the semester by thinking about what it means to teach and learn. They were challenged to not only think of themselves as students or learners, but also as teachers who will share the knowledge they learn as they practice social justice in their [...]