The 2016-2017 Ramonat Seminar in American Catholic History is pleased to announce its year-long seminar series. This speaker series brings together outstanding scholars to discuss Catholic social teaching and activism in the twentieth century. Each seminar is free and open to the public. Click here to view the schedule of speakers.
Ignacio de Loyola, directed by Paolo Dy and starring Andreas Muñoz is a thrilling look at the life of the founder of the Society of Jesus. Please join the Jesuit leaders of Loyola’s CLCs for a post-screening discussion and a light community supper.
Please join in an informal discussion with Dr. Peter M. Sanchez, Professor of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago, on his 2015 book Priest Under Fire: Padre David Rodríguez, the Catholic Church, and El Salvador's Revolutionary Movement.
My Dream Act, co-written by Martha Razo and Cecilie Keenan, is a unique piece of theater told in first person by a young woman - Martha Razo - who has lived all her life as an undocumented citizen of the United States since she crossed the Rio Grande river at the age of one with her parents. This event, a part of the Citizenship, Public Service, and Common Good Symposium on September 21, is free and open to the public.
In 1949, Jesuit scholar Father Roberto Busa began to collaborate with IBM to build a massive lemmatized concordance to the works of St. Thomas Aquinas. Our day-long conference will explore several aspects of this legacy of Father Busa’s mid-century humanities computing, including the history of natural language processing and digital text processing, systems of textual markup and the creation of digital scholarly editions, topic modeling, and large-corpora analysis.
The Hank Center is again proud to sponsor the Catholicism in Dialogue series this fall, where we are particularly excited about responding to Pope Francis' call for action and dialogue during this, an "Extraordinary Jubilee" year. On September 29, we will reflect on the themes of mercy, forgiveness, and solidarity found in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Join us on October 26 at the Damen Student Center Cinema to view the drama A Man for All Seasons, depicting the last years of Sir Thomas More's life under the reign of Henry VIII, followed by a discussion with Dr. Robert Bucholz from Loyola's History Department.
Dr. Andrew McKenna, professor emeritus of French Language and literature, will deliver a lecture on Rene Girard, linking humanistic and religious traditions to a critical understanding of institutional practices.
Dr. Danute Gailiene (Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania) and Dr. Baskara Wardaya, S.J. (Universitas Sanata Dharma, Yogyakarta, Indonesia) reflect on their participation in, and contributions to, this publication at the Hank Center's Publication Colloquium in February 2016.