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The Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage


About the Center

The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage exists to help faculty and students recognize and research Roman Catholic thought and its link to all academic disciplines in the university. It also seeks to convey that thought to other audiences inside and outside Loyola University Chicago.

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The Racial Divide in the United States

A symposium with guest speaker Most Rev. Edward Braxton, Bishop of Belleville, IL

His Eminence Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi to Receive Honorary Degree from Loyola University Chicago

In honor of the installation of the John Courtney Murray Chair in Public Service, His Eminence Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi will address Loyola University Chicago community and receive an honorary degree from Loyola as well.

The Preferential Option for Culture in Latino/a Theology

This colloquium seeks to honor the presence of Cardinal Ravasi in the United States by engaging the rich history and diversity of Latino/a Catholicism, and the origins, development, and future of Latino/a theology.

Catholic Thought and the Professional Life: A Contemplative in Action: Is It Really Possible?

Join us for a panel discussion with Mark Kennedy Shriver on his recent book "A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver." Mr. Shriver will be joined on the panel by faculty from Loyola's professional schools on the Water Tower Campus.

Lunch with LUMA: Hands to Work and Hearts to God: Shaker Art and Spirituality

An informal conversation with Pam Ambrose (Director of Cultural Affairs at LUMA) on the uniqueness of Shaker design, industry, and performing arts.

Catholic Q&A: Catholic and American: What are the Politics of the Common Good?

Presenter and Discussion Leader: Fr. Brendan Horan, S.J. (Loyola University Chicago)

The 2015 John Courtney Murray, S.J. Forum: Divinely Intended Tensions

The Catholic Studies Minor, in conjunction with the Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage, presents the second annual John Courtney Murray, S.J. Forum. This year's theme is "Divinely Intended Tensions."

Catholicism and the Arts: Performance of Flannery O'Connor's Everything That Rises Must Converge

Directed by Karin Coonrod and performed by the New York based troupe Compagnia de' Colombari

Faith in Focus Film Series: Calvary (2014)

The screening of Calvary will be followed by a post-screening discussion of the film with Dr. Michael Murphy (Director, Catholic Studies Minor, LUC).

Spring 2015 Faculty Reading Group: Love in the Ruins by Walker Percy

The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage (CCIH) would like to invite you to join our Faculty Reading Group. The Spring 2015 semester Faculty Reading Group is dedicated to critically acclaimed American writer Walker Percy and his novel Love in the Ruins (1971).

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The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage
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