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Meet ‘Masters in Spirituality’ Student: Br. Lee Colombino

Meet ‘Masters in Spirituality’ Student: Br. Lee Colombino

December 8, 2017

Meet Masters in Spirituality Student: Br. Lee ColombinoCan you tell us a bit about yourself?

By origin, I am a yooper donchaknow, eh?!  But, most of my life has now been spent outside the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  A few years after undergraduate studies, I entered the Society of Jesus and I have been […]

IPS Faculty Therese Lysaught and Dan Rhodes Continue Research On Theological Action Research Teams (TART)

IPS Faculty Therese Lysaught and Dan Rhodes Continue Research On Theological Action Research Teams (TART)

November 29, 2017

This past summer, The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) awarded the Institute of Pastoral Studies and Dr. Dan Rhodes with an Innovative Projects grant to aid in developing a new approach to Contextual Education (CE) in the model of Theological Action Research Teams (TART).

As part of the research associated with this ATS grant, […]

IPS Student Alessandra Menendez Awarded 2017 President’s Medallion

IPS Student Alessandra Menendez Awarded 2017 President’s Medallion

November 14, 2017

Each year, Loyola University Chicago honors its most outstanding students with the President’s Medallion.  This award recognizes students who exemplify the three words etched on the medal: leadership, scholarship and service.  Representing IPS in the roster of university-wide medallion recipients this year is Alessandra Menendez, a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (MAPS-Religious […]

Meet MAPS Student, Shingai Chigwedere

Meet MAPS Student, Shingai Chigwedere

November 2, 2017

Meet MAPS Student, Shingai Chigwedere

Can you tell us a bit about yourself?    I am the oldest of three girls and am originally from Zimbabwe. I have been in Chicago for 4 years and I lived in Dallas, TX for 2 years after having lived in southern California for 15 years. Fun fact, I […]

2017 IPS Alumni and Friends Dinner

2017 IPS Alumni and Friends Dinner

October 17, 2017The Institute of Pastoral Studies community gathered this past weekend for the 2017 Alumni and Friends Dinner, an event dedicated to raising funds for IPS scholarships.The highlight of the evening saw Evelyn and James Whitehead, beloved IPS professors, receive the Aggiornamento Award.  This video tribute to the Whiteheads details the over 40-plus year […]

60: IPS Dean Schmisek Reflects On A Troubling Number

60: IPS Dean Schmisek Reflects On A Troubling Number

September 21, 2017

In light of recent events, IPS Dean Brian Schmisek penned an opinion piece reflecting on the rising sentiments of racism and sexual assault we are seeing in the national discourse.

Add your thoughts to the discussion below.

By Brian Schmisek

60.  That number is the percent of white Catholics who voted for President Trump, the candidate […]

IPS Professor AHyun Lee article in Journal of Pastoral Theology

IPS Professor AHyun Lee article in Journal of Pastoral Theology

September 12, 2017
      The Journal of Pastoral Theology has just published an article authored by IPS Adjunct Professor, AHyun Lee.
      In the article entitled “What Do I Call You?” Postcolonial Pastoral Care and Counseling: Ambiguous Sense of Self with Perspectives on the Experience of Korean Clergywomen, Professor Lee “explores the ambiguous sense of […]

Meet New IPS Coordinator of Formation, Carol Taliaferro

Meet New IPS Coordinator of Formation, Carol Taliaferro

September 6, 2017

This past July, the Association of Theological Schools awarded IPS a grant to “develop and implement an innovative and nationally-recognized integrated formation program for students and faculty that includes intercultural competency”.  Carol Taliaferro has just joined IPS as Coordinator of Formation to spearhead this strategic mandate.

We recently sat down with Carol […]

Racial justice activists want Catholic leaders to act

Racial justice activists want Catholic leaders to act

August 30, 2017

This week, the National Catholic Reporter published an article highlighting an ever-increasing call from long-time racial justice advocates for the Catholic Church to do more to address the evils of racism, as recently evidenced in the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, VA earlier this month.  One of the voices mentioned is of our […]

IPS Presents England’s New Certificate in Pastoral Ministry: A Customized Professional Development Program

IPS Presents England’s New Certificate in Pastoral Ministry: A Customized Professional Development Program

As Catholic dioceses in northern England experience a much greater need for lay leaders, the Institute of Pastoral Studies is partnering with several dioceses—led by the Archdiocese of Liverpool—to offer education to meet the demand. The Certificate in Pastoral Ministry program will consist of 10 six-week modules delivered in an online format utilizing faculty from IPS and England.

The certificate […]