Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies



Learn about the how INSPIRE partnership initiative has explored team cooperation in Chicago parishes in its ten years.

From Staff to Team: The Consultant's Role

Learn how pastoral leadership teams are developed and why team learning is so important. 

Who Will be Pastoral Leaders?

With diminishing numbers of priests others are stepping up to be leaders and help lead parishes.

Multicultural Parishes

Anyone who is ministering is ministering in a culturally diverse context in the United States today.

Merged Parishes

Each local community has its own characteristic identity within the larger reality of the church, and those characteristic identities have a narrative quality, influencing how merged parishes must be approached.

International Voices

Looking back at history and at contemporary developments, we see that the parish has never been the only place to experience religious life. People encounter religion in many other places.