Communicating Roman Catholic Thought
The Hank Center hosts a variety of panels and audience participation events where speakers and panelists address a current social topic connected to concerns within the Catholic Intellectual Heritage. Programs include Catholic Minds, Catholic Matters, The Cardinal Newman lecture series, day-long colloquia, and panel discussions.
The Catholic Minds, Catholic Matters Lecture series offers public lectures on important Catholic thinkers or topics directly linked to a concern within the Catholic intellectual heritage.
The Saint John Henry Newman Lecture series is named after the great 19th century English prelate who wrote so movingly about his intellectual journey toward Roman Catholicism in his spiritual autobiography, Apologia pro vita sua (1864). Newman's work helped later generations of Catholics and Catholic converts map out ways to understand the datum of religious faith in light of the contemporary issues facing modern life. Honoring this engagement with the Catholic tradition, CCIH will invite scholars to recount their own discovery (or rediscovery) of the Catholic intellectual heritage in light of their ongoing scholarship.
In order to encourage and facilitate a deeper engagement with Catholicism among the faculty here at Loyola, the Hank Center offers the Catholicism and the Professional Life series. This series aims to demonstrate the different ways that the Catholic faith can be found within the lives and work of the faculty and staff in Loyola's professional schools.
The Hank Center brings noted artists to campus for our Catholicism and the Arts series. The artists—from all different artistic mediums—offer lectures and master classes in their area of artistic focus. The aim of this series is to show how Catholicism has influenced, and has been influenced by, art and artistic representation.
The Hank Center invites noted interdisciplinary scholars to come to campus for our Catholicism in Dialogue series. First, scholars will offer a public lecture on the relationship they see between Catholicism and another major world religion of their choosing and/or expertise. Second, scholars will have the chance to engage students in more in-depth discussions by offering a seminar on the topic of their lecture.