Catholicism in Dialogue

The Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage holds a Catholicism in Dialogue event every fall. These panels are offered as platforms for ecumenical conversation and interaction.


  • Catholicism in Dialogue: Conversations on Racial Justice

    September 22, 2021, 4:00 - 5:30 PM
    We were pleased to host a discussion of racial justice issues in the major monotheistic religions- Judaism, Islam, Catholicism and Bahá’í. Free and open to the public.
  • Video Available | Faith and Secularization: A Dialogue

    October 1, 2020, 4:00 - 5:30 PM
    Featuring Jerome Baggett, Paul Lakeland, and Kaya Oakes. Free and open to the public.
  • Catholic Conversion Narratives in Modern Aesthetics

    In collaboration with the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), the Hank Center was pleased to host this international and interdisciplinary conference exploring modern conversion narratives.
  • I Was a Stranger: Student Stories of Religious Hospitality

    In fall 2017 CCIH shifted 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.
  • A Year of Mercy: The Abrahamic Faiths in the Year of Jubilee

    The Hank Center is proud to have sponsored the Catholicism in Dialogue series in fall 2016, responding to Pope Francis' call for action and dialogue during the "Extraordinary Jubilee" year. On September 29th, we reflected on the themes of mercy, forgiveness, and solidarity found in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
  • The 2015 Catholicism in Dialogue Lecture: Islam and Inter-religious Dialogue with Fr. Tom Michel, SJ and Dr. Shahla Talebi

    In the fall of 2015, the Hank Center's Catholicism in Dialogue series brought two distinguished scholars in the filed of inter-religious studies to Loyola: Fr. Tom Michel, SJ and Dr. Shahla Talebi. Click here to read about an in depth discussion of the issues and questions surrounding inter-religious dialogue between Islam and Catholicism.
  • Catholicism in Dialogue Series Hinduism and Catholicism: Finding God in All Things

    Prof. Francis X. Clooney, S.J. (Harvard Divinity School) delivered the second annual Catholicism in Dialogue Series lecture during fall 2014. The lecture, titled 'Hinduism and Catholicism: Finding God in All Things,' brought two traditions—Hinduism and Catholicism—together through the lens of the saints and mystics of each tradition who find God in all things.
  • Rev. Patrick J. Ryan, S.J. (Fordham University)

    On Pilgrimage: Journeys with Judah Halevi, St. Ignatius Loyola, and Malcolm X Lecture by Rev. Patrick J. Ryan, S. J., Laurence J. McGinley, professor of Religion and Society, Fordham University.