Mark Neuhengen (Class of 2019) gives a review of the Catholic Game Night event, hosted by the Catholic Studies Minor. By likening this joyful event to Jesus' ministry and call to community, Mark offers a touching insight into an often overlooked aspect of our faith: laughter.
The 2018-2019 Ramonat Seminar in American Catholic History is pleased to announce its year-long seminar series, Catholics and Catholicism in American Politics. This series brings together outstanding scholars to discuss how Catholics and Catholicism shaped twentieth-century politics at the local, state, and federal level.
Click here to learn more about and register for the Third Biennial Catholic Imagination Conference, sponsored by Loyola's Hank Center. Featuring over 60 writers, poets, filmmakers, playwrights, journalists, editors, publishers, students, and critics.
Dorothy Fortenberry is a Los Angeles-based playwright and television writer who is currently in her third season as a writer and producer on Hulu’s award-winning adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale. Prior to that, she spent three years on the writing staff for the CW series The 100. She also developed and sold a pilot, Witch Hunt, with filmmaker Ry Russo-Young and Fabrik Entertainment to the Bravo network. She has authored five plays, and has written multiple essays which have been featured in publications including Real Simple, Pacific Standard, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. She has also won the 2011 Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights, and is a two-time Finalist for the O’Neill Conference. She holds an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama.
John F. Deane is an Irish poet and novelist who was born on Achill Island in 1943. He founded Poetry Ireland, The Poetry Ireland Review, and also established The Dedalus Press, of which he was editor from 1985 until 2006. He has published several collections of poetry and volumes of fiction, for which he was shortlisted for both the T.S. Eliot prize and The Irish Times Poetry Now Award, among others. In 1996, Deane was elected Secretary-General of the European Academy of Poetry. In 2007, he was made Chevalier en l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. And in 2016, he was the Teilhard de Chardin Fellow in Christian Studies at Loyola University Chicago, where he taught a course in poetry. LEARN MORE
April 26-27, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Beane Hall, Lewis Towers, WTC
This two-day international conference explores the ways in which Suárez both revives elements of scholasticism, and prefigures modern philosophers in his metaphysics. Co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy & the Jesuits. This event is free & open to the public.
Every year the Hank Center presents the Living Tradition Award to a Loyola University Chicago emeritus faculty member who has exemplified the integration of Catholic thought into their work, research, and teaching. The 2019 Living Tradition Award honored the Rev. Dr. Mark McIntosh, Professor of Christian Spirituality at Loyola University Chicago.
Sixth Annual John Courtney Murray Forum: Head & Heart
April 11, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Damen Den, Damen Student Center, LSC
This 6th annual student-led forum explored the journeys of Catholic Studies students through the Minor, and their efforts to reconcile head and heart with regards to their faith. Featuring student talks, artwork, and discussion.
April 11-13th 8:00 p.m. Mullady Theatre, Mertz Hall This play portrays three Irish women coming to terms with the death of Paddy, their husband and father, familial estrangement, and struggles for senses of personal authenticity. Written by Terry Boyle (Department of English) and directed by Becca Holloway.
The Future of Catholicism in America Discussion
In-depth dialogue on the forthcoming publication The Future of Catholicism in America. Editors Patricia O’Connell Killen & Mark Silk, alongside other scholars, discussed themes explored in the book.
UPCOMING SERIES EVENT SPRING 2019: Quo Vadis? Scholars and Journalists Discuss the Future of Catholicism
Catholicism in America is at a crossroads. What are the hopes and challenges of American Catholics today? Thanks to those who joined our panelists for a conversation on accountability, leadership, participation, and other issues facing the Church in America.
Thursday, March 21st , 7:00 p.m. IC 4th Floor, LSC As part of a week dedicated to marking the 6th anniversary of Pope Francis's election, the Hank Center invited expert in Catholic History, doctrine, and higher education, Fr. James Heft (University of Southern California) to speak on popular appraisals of Pope Francis.
This event was free & open to the public.
Tuesday, March 19th, 7:00 p.m. Damen Cinema, Damen Student Center As part of a week dedicated to marking the 6th anniversary of the election of Pope Francis, the Hank Center was excited to host a viewing of this documentary film, which focused on the life and goals of Pope Francis. Directed by Wim Wenders. Free & open to the public. Pizza was served.
Friday, February 22, 2 PM McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall The Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities and CCIH hosted special guest speaker Sharon Leon of Michigan State University, who talked about her work on the Jesuit Plantation Project. This event was also the first in a new Jesuit Studies Series being offered by the Hank Center.
Thursday, February 21st, 7:00-9:00 p.m Information Commons, 4th Floor Thank you to the Catholic Studies minors and Fr. Frank LaRocca for a fascinating discussion about ethics in Corporate America. Students only. All students welcome.
The Global 1968 Symposium: Days of Past Present
The Hank Center was proud to present its anticipated Global 1968 Symposium, a three-day event that surveyed the tumultuous confluence of events that took place that year.