The 2017-2018 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 thought regarding the Jesuit missionaries in America and the impact of colonialism and Native American practices on Christianity and spirituality. Each seminar is free and open to the public. Click here to view the schedule of speakers.
On April 18, 2018, CCIH welcomed Bishop Robert W. McElroy of the Diocese of San Diego, who delivered the second major lecture in honor of Cardinal Bernardin's legacy. The content of Bishop McElroy's speech resonated so deeply with the signs of the times that Commonweal magazine later published the lecture in full and invited three well-known authors to respond.
In collaboration with the Catholic University of Leuven, the Hank Center is pleased to host this international and interdisciplinary conference, which will explore a variety of modern conversion narratives.
Marking the fifth anniversary of the election of the first Jesuit Pope, CCIH welcomes Massimo Faggioli, Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University who will provide the keynote.
Loyola students are invited to join a candid conversation about the “Me Too” movement and the Catholic Church. Discussion will be facilitated by leading women from the Loyola community in an intimate and relaxed setting.
This symposium features not only a morning address by George Saunders, but also traditional conference panels interspersed with creative expressions and responses to conference themes. The day concludes with a special visit from the creative writing students at 826Chi, a local nonprofit organization, and a book signing session.
An evening with MacArthur Genius and the Man Booker Prize-winning author, George Saunders. Raised Catholic in Chicago but now also a practicing Tibetan Buddhist, the author has a decidedly individual take on spirituality that informs his fictions.
This colloquium brings together resources from different academic disciplines to interrogate various perspectives on human consciousness and personhood. Keynote address by Dr. William Jaworski, Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University.
CCIH welcomes Leah Libresco Sargeant to share with us her journey from atheist blogger to Catholic apologist. Leah's work has appeared in First Things, America, The American Conservative, Commonweal, and several other publications.
This 50-minute documentary filmed in 2017, the Centenary year of Mother Cabrini's passing, is a living portrait of the Italy-born saint that showcases her relevance in an ever-changing world. Mother Cabrini is considered the Patron Saint of Immigrants and Hospital Administrators.
CCIH is pleased to announce our Faculty Reading Group text for this coming semester: Tenth of December (2013), a thought-provoking collection of short stories by acclaimed American author George Saunders that inspires reflections about faith, justice, culture, and politics.