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.
On November 29, 2017, Jesuit scholastic, Michael Martinez spoke to over 70 students about what it means to be a young adult and practicing Catholic in the 21st century, emphasizing the importance of truth and love of neighbor in daily life.
Dr. Sally Thompson discussed the art work of Jesuit missionary Nicholas Point and the legacy of Jesuit missionaries in contemporary Indian country at this lecture sponsored by CCIH, the History Department, and the Ramonat Seminar.
In this lecture, the LUC community welcomed Fr. Ian Boyd, distinguished professor of Catholic Studies at Seton Hall University and author of The Novels of G.K. Chesterton, to offer his insights about the contemporary relevance and prophetic nature of the Chesterton's prolific writings.
Faith in Focus Film Series: The Ultimate Sacrifice
CCIH presented this important film about Juozas Vitkus, legendary Lithuanian Colonel who led a resistance movement against Soviet occupation in the 1940s & 50s, with Discussion led by grandson of Colonel Vitkus & former Jesuit Provincial of Lithuania and Latvia, Fr. Gintaras Vitkus.
That We May All Be One: Reformation and the Spirit of Christian Unity
On October 18, 2017 CCIH marked the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's 95 Theses with a day-long symposium that examined ecumenical dialogue through the years and the legacy of the Reformation.
Reformation Symposium Speakers Featured on NPR
The Hank Center's Featured Speakers, Aana Marie Vigen, Susan Ross, and Craig Muller, with Fr. Don Senior and David Goa, recently spoke on NPR about the Protestant Reformation’s 500th anniversary and the Hank Center's upcoming Symposium.
Fall 2017 Faculty Reading Group: Orthodoxy and Fr. Brown by G.K. Chesterton
The Fall 2017 reading group is dedicated to G.K. Chesterton's seminal work, Orthodoxy, and the mysteries of Fr. Brown.
Sacred Sustainability: Life Hacking a Living Tradition
Social entrepreneur, speaker and author of Y on Earth, Aaron William Perry will lead the audience in an interactive, and educational discussion titled: “Sacred Sustainability: Life Hacking a Living Tradition”.
I Was a Stranger: Student Stories of Religious Hospitality
This fall, CCIH shifts the focus of its Catholicism in Dialogue event toward the contemporary challenge of living together in a multicultural and interfaith setting, and combines forces with Campus Ministry and the Department of Theology & Religious Studies to offer students a yearlong experience of hospitality through many events.
Thank You and Farewell, Fr. Bosco
After 14 years at Loyola and 5 years as Hank Center director, Fr. Mark Bosco steps down and joins Georgetown University as Mission and Ministry VP.
America Magazine Welcomes Hank Center Alumnus: Angelo Jesus Canta
This past week, America Magazine welcomed the latest O'Hare Fellows to its team. Among the three college graduates selected for this highly competitive program was Loyola University Chicago and the Hank Center's own Angelo Jesus Canta (pictured right).