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Breakfast With The Bishops
  • November 18, 2019
  • 12:39 pm
  • IPS

Breakfast With The Bishops

Mariana Miller, Mike Canaris and Peter Jones

Last week, Assistant Dean for Continuing Education Mariana Miller, Interim Dean Peter Jones, and Assistant Professor Mike Canaris hosted the IPS annual “Breakfast With The Bishops” during their national meetings at the USCCB November General Assembly. As in past years, the breakfast was a chance to have an extended […]

Ignatian Legacy Fellows
  • October 24, 2019
  • 1:59 pm
  • IPS

Ignatian Legacy Fellows

They say without a vision, the people might perish. Make no mistake, John Fontana has a vision.

Back in May of 2018, I sat down with John to do a long interview for my radio show, Things Not Seen, which airs weekly here in Chicago.

He was telling me about a new program he was developing in […]

Honoring Bob Ludwig, IPS Director and Professor Emeritus
  • October 16, 2019
  • 1:06 pm
  • IPS

Honoring Bob Ludwig, IPS Director and Professor Emeritus

Kathy and Bob Ludwig

The Institute of Pastoral
Studies, Loyola University Chicago, would like to honor Bob Ludwig, IPS Director
(2004-2012), and thank him for all he has done for our institute. We thought
the best way to do this was to hear from those who know him and his work.

Peter Gilmour, IPS Professor Emeritus, reminded us “that when […]

Lunch with Auxiliary Bishop Ron Hicks
  • October 4, 2019
  • 4:25 pm
  • IPS

Lunch with Auxiliary Bishop Ron Hicks

In an attempt to build stronger
and healthier dialogical bridges between the academy and the episcopal
hierarchy in the Catholic Church, the Catholic Theological Society of America
has sponsored an initiative to provide grants for bishops and theologians to
meet for social and intellectual exchange, usually in the context of discussing
a shared text. 

IPS
was awarded such a grant and met […]

Learn about the Coalition for Spiritual & Public Leadership (CSPL) and its Executive Director & co-founder Michael Okińczyc-Cruz, IPS Adjunct Faculty.
  • September 18, 2019
  • 12:24 pm
  • IPS

Learn about the Coalition for Spiritual & Public Leadership (CSPL) and its Executive Director & co-founder Michael Okińczyc-Cruz, IPS Adjunct Faculty.

Michael and a group at CSPL’s Leadership Training

According to Michael Okińczyc-Cruz, CSPL was founded through one on one meetings. In the spring of 2017, several Catholic leaders in the Chicagoland area wanted to do faith-based community organizing, they came together and the organization was founded in June/July 2017.

CSPL works in the Western suburbs of Chicago […]

IPS Welcomes Mariana to the Team!
  • July 29, 2019
  • 10:49 am

IPS Welcomes Mariana to the Team!

This 2019-2020 school year, IPS welcomes Mariana Miller on board as the new Assistant Dean for the school of Contextual Education. Mariana expresses excitement as she begins her journey with the department.

 Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?  (Grew up where, family, etc.)  – I grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Yes! […]

  • June 20, 2019
  • 12:15 pm

IPS Receives Accreditation from ATS

IPS
is proud to announce that the Board of Commissioners of the Association of
Theological Schools granted full accreditation to the Loyola University Chicago
Institute of Pastoral Studies on June 10, 2019.

The
IPS degree programs: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Christian
Spirituality (Professional MA), Master of Arts in Counseling for Ministry
(Professional MA), Master of Arts in Pastoral […]

IPS Alumnus Publishes New Book “Woven Together : Faith and Justice for the Earth and the Poor”
  • June 5, 2019
  • 11:41 am

IPS Alumnus Publishes New Book “Woven Together : Faith and Justice for the Earth and the Poor”

In his new book, Woven Together: Faith and Justice for the Earth and the Poor, James Mastaler makes the case that now, more than ever, it is critical that religious stories encompass a call to moral responsibility for the earth and to the global poor.

James is an alumnus of the Master of Arts […]

Racism and The Church: A Community Conversation on ‘Open Wide Our Hearts’

Racism and The Church: A Community Conversation on ‘Open Wide Our Hearts’

On April 4th, IPS hosted Racism and The Church: A Community Conversation on ‘Open Wide Our Hearts’ at Regents Hall in Lewis Towers.

April 4, 2019 at Regents Hall

The IPS community gathered to explore further issues of race in our context and to foster a communal reflection and discussion.  Panelists discussed the pastoral letter on racism […]

Michael Bland promoted to Adjunct Associate Professor

Michael Bland promoted to Adjunct Associate Professor

Long-time Adjunct Faculty member Michel Bland has recently been promoted to Adjunct Associate Professor.

Dr. Bland is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and works as an educator, therapist, a consultant, and a psychometrician.  Dr. Bland has a wide-range of experience in providing direct clinical services to adolescents and adults with post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, as well […]