Catholicism and the Professional Life

The Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage hosts its Catholic Thought and the Professional Life Series. These events seek to connect faculty from across Loyola’s Professional Schools in conversation about the role of Catholicism in their respective disciplines today.


  • Videos Available| Spring 2021 Series | Catholic Higher Education in Light of Catholic Social Thought

    Read more about our multi-part series on the publication Catholic Higher Education in Light of Catholic Social Thought: Critical-Constructive Essays, edited by Bernard Prusak and Jennifer Reed-Bouley. This series was cosponsored by The Ann Ida Gannon Center for Women and Leadership.
    Spring Semester 2021
  • Pope Francis' Moral Message: Care for the Earth, Care for the Poor, and Our Environmental Responsibility

    In conjunction with Loyola’s Public Interest Law Society and the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago, the Hank Center is proud to have co-sponsored this address by Chancellor Garanzini and the accompanying panel discussion hosted by Loyola University Chicago's School of Law.
  • Faith and Public Life: The Church in the Americas

    The John Courtney Murray, SJ University Chair in Public Service brought the former US Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS) - Carmen Lomellin - to LUC to discuss the role(s) of the Church in the Americas as part of JCM Chair's Faith in Public Life Series.
  • Catholic Thought and the Professional Life: A Contemplative in Action: Is It Really Possible?

    Read about this exciting panel discussion with Mark Kennedy Shriver on his recent book "A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver." Mr. Shriver was joined by faculty from Loyola's professional schools on the Water Tower Campus.
  • Catholicism, Global Development and the Professional Life

    Panel discussion Catholicism, Global Development, and the Professional Life—explores the intersection of Catholicism, global development, and the professions through a shared engagement with economist and writer Robert Calderisi’s recent book Earthly Mission: The Catholic Church and World Development. The event took place on Wednesday, April 2, from 3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. at Beane Hall, Lewis Tower, 820 N. Michigan Ave.
  • Pacem in Terris and the Professional Life

    This panel discussion focused on the papal encyclical Pacem in terries, issued by Pope John XXIII in 1963. It was the first encyclical addressed not only to the Catholic faithful but also to all people of good will.
  • More Past Events

    Click here to view more past events in the Catholicism and the Intellectual Life Series