Cardinal Bernardin Common Cause Series
Named after Joseph Bernardin, Cardinal Archbishop of Chicago from 1982 to 1996, for his influential work toward Church reform after the Second Vatican Council through his Catholic Common Ground Initiative. Bernardin further sought to address social issues, especially in developing his “Seamless Garment Ethic of Life" He also worked toward ecumenism and interfaith dialogue throughout his life.
Inaugurated in April 2017 with speaker Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, the Cardinal Bernardin Common Cause lecture series offers Catholic prelates a platform to engage Loyola’s community in common cause with the Church on issues facing us today.
Upcoming Events Spring 2019
UPCOMING SERIES EVENT SPRING 2019: Quo Vadis? Scholars and Journalists Discuss the Future of CatholicismCatholicism 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.
In honor of Cardinal Bernardin's legacy, Bishop Robert McElroy outlined resources for forming an astute political imagination in a time of cultural crisis. How might a Catholic imagination amplify a national moral aspiration founded in justice, freedom, and solidarity?