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Burke Kicks Off Second Year for Loyola Chapel Series
CHICAGO, September 1, 2004 Illinois Justice Anne M. Burke, who served as a member and interim chair of the National Review Board of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Office for Child and Youth Protection, will be the first speaker in the second year of Loyola University Chicago’s Chapel Series, established to address issues facing today’s Catholic Church and its future.
“Last year’s series proved popular with the Loyola community and others, and was a welcome addition to our university’s continuing dialogue on faith and culture,” said Lucien Roy, vice president for mission and ministry.
The Chapel Series, Roy said, offers opportunities for substantive and reflective discussions with distinguished Catholics on various issues that pose challenges to the church. “While there has been ample exposure of the flaws and failings of our Catholic Church, we are convinced that all of us need to be reminded of God’s call to renew our faithful commitment. Our renowned speakers bring a range of experience and thoughtful consideration on topics key to Catholics today.”
There are six speakers scheduled for the series this year. Each speaker will present a formal lecture at 4 p.m. at various Loyola locations, followed by a personal reflection at 7:30 p.m. at the Madonna della Strada Chapel on the Lake Shore Campus, 6525 N. Sheridan. Each lecture is free and open to the public.
Burke’s lecture will focus on her work on the National Review Board, comprised of lay members of the Church to monitor the USCCB’s Office for Child and Youth Protection, created two years ago to establish a safe environment for children and young people of the Church. The lecture will be held on Sept. 20, in the Rubloff Auditorium of Loyola’s 25 E. Pearson Building at the Water Tower Campus.
Other speaking engagements include:
-Jamie Phelps, O.P., Director of The Institute for Black Catholics Studies and Theology Professor at Xavier University of Louisiana, October 4th, Centennial Forum, Lake Shore Campus.
-The Reverend Bob Silva, President, National Federation of Priests Councils, November 15th, Centennial Forum, Lake Shore Campus.
-R. Scott Appleby, Ph.D., Professor of History and Director of The Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at The University of Chicago, February 14th, Crown Center Auditorium, Lake Shore Campus.
-Patricia Crowley, O.S.B., former Executive Director of Deborah’s Place, a Chicago non-profit organization serving women who are homeless, March 14th, Crown Center Auditorium, Lake Shore Campus.
-Kevin Willmott, Filmmaker and Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Kansas University, April 11th, Crown Center Auditorium, Lake Shore Campus.
For more information on the Chapel Series, call Joseph Canino at the Office of Mission and Ministry at 773.508.2091 or visit www.luc.edu/chapelseries.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 15,000 students, which includes 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 69 undergraduate majors, 77 master’s degrees, 36 doctoral degrees, and three professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our web site at www.luc.edu.