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LIM launches dual degree program

Colleen Dulle

April 7, 2017


Filed under Christianity, Religion

Loyola has a brand new dual degree program for students interested in ministry.Beginning next academic year, undergraduate seniors majoring in religious studies will be able to take graduate courses in the Loyola Institute for Ministry that will count toward a master’s degree. After they graduate,...

New Orleans Iggy Vols immerse in community

New Orleans Iggy Vols immerse in community

Jessamyn Reichmann

April 7, 2017


Filed under Religion, Showcase

As spring break begins, the 7-month wait will finally end for Loyola’s New Orleans Ignacio Volunteers.The Ignacio Volunteer program, nicknamed Iggy Vols, is an international and domestic service immersion opportunity that serves the communities of South Africa, Jamaica and our own backyard, the state...

Students celebrate Easter with family and reflection

Students celebrate Easter with family and reflection

Erin Snodgrass

April 5, 2017


Filed under Christianity, Religion, Showcase

With Lent nearing its end, Loyola students are gearing up for Easter, with different denominations of Christianity celebrating in varied ways. The holiday is celebrated 40 days after Lent begins, not including Sundays, and commemorates Jesus’ resurrection after he was crucified. It is the...

Dorothy Day lives on in new book, local house

Dorothy Day lives on in new book, local house

Colleen Dulle

March 31, 2017


Filed under Religion, Showcase

Saint. Anarchist. Activist. Opinions about Dorothy Day vary widely, but a new book by her granddaughter, Kate Hennessy, is shedding some light on the controversial Catholic figure.Hennessy’s presentation on her book “Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty” drew a sizable crowd to ...

Non-religious students use Lent as opportunity for growth

Non-religious students use Lent as opportunity for growth

Erin Snodgrass

March 31, 2017


Filed under Faith, Religion, Showcase

Lent, a spiritual observance popular in Catholicism and some sects of Christianity, is no longer being celebrated only by religious adherents.The season asks followers to fast or forgo some sort of luxury or pleasure in order to understand Jesus’ trials during his 40-day fast in the desert. However, ...

Loyola celebrates Persian New Year

Loyola celebrates Persian New Year

Colleen Dulle

March 27, 2017


Filed under Religion

This week, 190 million people around the world celebrated Nowruz — literally, “New Day,” — the traditional Persian New Year. Behrooz Moazami, the Patrick G. O’Keefe Distinguished Professor of History at Loyola, is Iranian and celebrates Nowruz every year. “Like many other Iranians,...

The patron saints go marching in

The patron saints go marching in

Erin Snodgrass

March 27, 2017


Filed under Christianity, Religion

Loyola students spent last weekend celebrating both St. Patrick’s Day and St. Joseph’s Day as New Orleanians do best: attending parades. Block parties and parades rolling in different areas of the city honored the patron saint of Ireland over two weekends. On Friday, March 17, the St. Patr...

Dorothy Day’s granddaughter to speak at Loyola

Erin Snodgrass

March 22, 2017


Filed under Christianity, Religion

Kate Hennessy, the granddaughter of Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, will speak in Loyola’s Ignatius Chapel on Thursday, March 23. Dorothy Day is considered one of the most significant U.S. Catholics due to her writings and her commitment to living out Catholic social teachings....

LGBT students speak on religion

Leah Banks

March 17, 2017


Filed under Faith, Religion

Sex, politics and religion are three topics people are never supposed to discuss in polite company, but for some members of the Loyola community, they’re a major part of life.Kayla Noto, biology sophomore and member of the LGBT community of Loyola University New Orleans, was raised in a traditi...

Hindu Temple hosts Maha Shivratri

Hindu Temple hosts Maha Shivratri

Erin Snodgrass

March 14, 2017


Filed under Faith, Religion, Showcase

On Friday, March 3, The Hindu Temple New Orleans hosted a second Maha Shivratri event. "The Great Night of Shiva" celebration followed a worship service held the previous Friday. Maha Shivratri is a Hindu festival honoring the god Shiva, which is...

Archbishop: Catholics can eat meat this Friday

Archbishop: Catholics can eat meat this Friday

Colleen Dulle

March 14, 2017


Filed under Christianity, Religion, Showcase

Every few years, St. Patrick's Day falls on a Friday in Lent, forcing Catholics to choose between fasting from meat and celebrating the holiday with a corned beef dinner.Thankfully, this year, area Catholics won't have to live on cabbage alone: the archdiocese said this morning that meat is OK this F...

Genesis choir performs with Boston College ensemble

Genesis choir performs with Boston College ensemble

Alliciyia George

March 13, 2017


Filed under Christianity, Religion, Showcase

Loyola’s Genesis Gospel Choir performed with some special out-of-town guests this week at its annual gospel festival. The Loyola Gospel Festival featured Voices of Imani, a student-based choir that is connected to the African and African Diaspora Studies Program at Boston College. “This year choosing a ...

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