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Jewish students grapple with grief in the face of attacks, holocaust remembrance

Jewish students grapple with grief in the face of attacks, holocaust remembrance

AK Brunini

May 6, 2019

On the last day of Passover, exactly six months after the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and four days before Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Olivia Dadoun opened her phone to discover that a shooter had charged into a San Diego synagogue, Chabad of Poway, killing a...

Father Ted announces year-long sabbatical

Father Ted announces year-long sabbatical

Tess Rowland

March 31, 2019

The Rev. Ted Dziak, S.J., announced that he will be taking a year-long sabbatical as well as stepping down as vice president for mission and identity after 10 years in the position. According to Dziak, Jesuits do not typically take sabbaticals. Usually this is an opportunity open to a lay faculty...

Eight former Loyola priests named in Jesuit sex abuse list

Eight former Loyola priests named in Jesuit sex abuse list

Rose Wagner

December 7, 2018

Eight Jesuit priests who previously worked at Loyola were named in the Jesuits U.S. Central and Southern Province's list of 42 priests with credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. The list, released on Dec. 7, included allegations of abuse by Loyola priests dating as far back as the 1950s...

Former Loyola president and professor named in clergy sex abuse list

Former Loyola president and professor named in clergy sex abuse list

Rose Wagner

November 2, 2018

Two priests who previously worked for Loyola were among the 57 clergy members who the Archdiocese of New Orleans identified as being taken out of ministry due to accusations of sexual abuse of minors. The list was released Nov. 2, and included six people identified as Jesuits. Among the Loyola-related...

Archdiocese of New Orleans releases clergy report regarding sex abuse

Archdiocese of New Orleans releases clergy report regarding sex abuse

Andres Fuentes

November 2, 2018

On Nov. 2 2018, Archbishop Gregory Aymond released a pastoral letter regarding clergy sex abuse within the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Along with the letter, Aymond released a list of "the names of Archdiocesan clergy (priests and deacons) who have been removed from ministry for an allegation of sex...

Waldrop takes final vows at Mass of the Holy Spirit

Waldrop takes final vows at Mass of the Holy Spirit

Andres Fuentes

September 24, 2018

For almost 500 years, the Society of Jesus has been ordaining men as Jesuits through the tradition of first vows, but only after years of dedication to the order is a Jesuit invited to enter the order through their final vows. During Loyola's 114th Mass of the Holy Spirit, Gregory Waldrop, S.J....

Mass of Healing addresses abuse in the Church

Mass of Healing addresses abuse in the Church

Charlie Seiter

September 22, 2018

In response to recent revelations of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, Loyola hosted a Mass of Healing on Sept. 15 to bring the community together in prayer for those who suffered abuse at the hands of ministers of the church.The Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Billy Huete, S.J., who began by ...

Loyola still deciding Benson Center’s future

Loyola still deciding Benson Center’s future

Riley Katz

September 4, 2018

After years of waiting, the pillar that stands in between Monroe Hall and the sculpture garden is one step closer to becoming the Tom Benson Jesuit Center, thanks to a matching grant of $500,000 from an anonymous donor. The donor created the matching grant for the long-awaited center’s creation and 20...

Westboro Baptist Church to protest at Loyola

Westboro Baptist Church to protest at Loyola

Andres Fuentes

June 26, 2018

According to the Westboro Baptist Church, a number of protesters will picket at Loyola University New Orleans on Thursday, June 28. The Westboro Baptist Church is a hate group of fewer than 100 members based out of Topeka, Kansas that regularly stages protests throughout the country, according to...

Students look forward to prayer and peace

Students look forward to prayer and peace

Caleb Beck

May 8, 2017

A number of Muslim students at Loyola are eagerly anticipating the lunar month of Ramadan, one of the key celebrations of Islamic faith.Practiced by over one billion Muslims, the Ramadan holiday is a sacred month of fasting, reflection and prayer. It will take place this year from May 27 until June 24.F...

Loyola launches summer high school theology program

Loyola launches summer high school theology program

Colleen Dulle

May 6, 2017

This summer, Loyola will be putting Pope Francis’ advice to care for creation into action through a new summer theology institute for high school students.The FaithActs Summer Theology Institute is a one-week program that will be held at Loyola from June 11 through June 16. The program will host...

Touro’s Jazz Fest Shabbat combines music, spirituality of the Big Easy

Touro’s Jazz Fest Shabbat combines music, spirituality of the Big Easy

Colleen Dulle

May 4, 2017

Jazz Fest Shabbat, Touro Synagogue’s annual celebration of the music of New Orleans, is returning on April 28 with a zydeco twist. The Shabbat service, which takes place in the synagogue’s 900-seat sanctuary and is usually standing room only, will feature Sunpie Barnes and the Louisiana Sunspots,...

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