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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.

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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”.  Carole Taliaferro has just joined IPS as Coordinator of Formation to spearhead this strategic mandate.

We recently sat down with Carole […]

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 […]

Book Announcement: Living Liturgy 2018

Book Announcement: Living Liturgy 2018

The Institute of Pastoral Studies is proud to feature our very own Professor and Dean Brian Schmisek for his newly released co-authored book Living Liturgy published by Liturgical Press to assist pastoral teams; priests, deacons and liturgical ministers in planning and preparing for Sunday liturgy.

“The 2018 edition provides completely new content by a fresh team […]

IPS Introduces New Clinical Instructor Dr. Deborah Watson

IPS Introduces New Clinical Instructor Dr. Deborah Watson

The Institute for Pastoral Studies is excited to welcome Dr. Deborah Watson on-board and introduce her to our community. Dr. Watson will begin her time as a Clinical Instructor with the Pastoral Counseling program this Fall 2017. Graduate Assistant, Ramona Gant, asked Dr. Watson a series of questions and here are some of her responses. […]

IPS Receives Innovative Projects Grant for Contextual Education from the Association of Theological Schools

IPS Receives Innovative Projects Grant for Contextual Education from the Association of Theological Schools

The Association of Theological Schools, has awarded the Institute of Pastoral Studies and Dr. Dan Rhodes with an innovative projects grant to aid in a new approach to Contextual Education. This project will form equipped leaders to serve the church and society in the twenty-first century and will pioneer a model of theological education based […]

IPS Receives Formation Grant from the Association of Theological Schools

IPS Receives Formation Grant from the Association of Theological Schools

The Association of Theological Schools, has awarded the Institute of Pastoral Studies a formation grant to aid in a major initiative to “develop and implement an innovative and nationally-recognized integrated formation program for students and faculty that includes intercultural competency” – which will fulfill part of IPS’ strategic plan.

The goal of the formation program […]

IPS Receives Planning Grant from the Lilly Endowment

IPS Receives Planning Grant from the Lilly Endowment

Lilly Endowment Inc, has awarded the Institute of Pastoral Studies a planning grant as part of Called to Lives of Meaning and Purpose, a new initiative. Dr. Dan Rhodes, IPS Faculty Coordinator of Contextual Education, and Mark Bersano, IPS Coordinator of Continuing Education, will lead the planning process. The grant will fund the planning of […]