Monthly Archives: February 2014

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 Pastoral Studies at the Institute of Pastoral Studies. Miguel will hold the John Courtney Murray University Chair in Public Service and will be a Professor of Systematic Theology, teaching courses available to IPS students. Both bring extensive international and national experience in a variety of areas including public theology, ministerial experience, social justice, and catholic social teaching that will be a tremendous benefit to Loyola University Chicago and IPS students in particular.

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 with pastoral sensitivity both in his courses and in his many publications. He and his late wife, Ethel were long time members of St. Gertrude Parish in Edgewater, and in recent years resided in the Adorata Villa retirement community in Wheeling, Illinois.