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Awakening offers unique experience

ZAINAB AZIZ

March 30, 2011

  Some claim that students have a way of swaying their peers in a way that faculty and staff just can't. For almost a decade, the Awakening retreat has been organized by students who say they want to bring the same excitement to newcomers as they felt they received when they first went. This semes...

Retreat offers chance for inward reflection

HALEY SUMMERS

March 30, 2011

  Loyola's Lenten retreat has brought about more than just self-denial for many at Loyola this Lenten season. Some members of Loyola's community are participating in the retreat, which lasts from March 21 until April 11, by praying 20 minutes a day while attempting to "find God in all things". ...

COLUMN: Repent now – it feels great

COLUMN: Repent now – it feels great

John Valdespino

March 30, 2011

One of the distinguishing features of Catholicism is the sacrament of reconciliation, which for many is a deal-killer. From my experience in talking with many Protestant teens, older adults and even Catholics, there are many who have reservations against repeating your sins aloud, let alone to a pr...

Aymond objects to harsh discipline

Aymond objects to harsh discipline

AP

March 30, 2011

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than 500 students, parents and other supporters of a St. Augustine, a Roman Catholic high school, is under fire for its use of corporal punishment, marched to the New Orleans Archdiocese buildings Saturday to ask the archbishop to retract statements he has made opposing th...

Oregon Jesuits settle lawsuit

AP

March 30, 2011

SEATTLE (AP) — Clarita Vargas was sent to an Indian boarding school some four decades ago to study her ABCs and learn to blend in with majority culture. She says she instead learned a nightmarish lesson — that children sometimes have no one to protect them from pedophiles. On Friday, the 51-ye...

Converts serve as religious advisers

HALEY SUMMERS and HALEY SUMMERS

March 23, 2011

Roger White and Aaron Spevack have at least three things in common: they are both religious converts, professors at Loyola and advisers to their religious organizations on campus. White, a political science professor, grew up slightly Catholic and Methodist, but formally converted to Judaism in April ...

Crucifixes in classrooms spark debate

Associated Press

March 23, 2011

ROME (AP) — Crucifixes in public school classrooms do not violate a student's freedom of conscience, a European high court ruled Friday in a verdict welcomed by the Vatican in its campaign to remind the continent of its Christian roots. The case was brought by a Finnish-born woman living in Italy ...

COLUMN: Vatican II not entirely a disaster

COLUMN: Vatican II not entirely a disaster

John Valdespino and John Valdespino

March 23, 2011

I hate the guitar Mass. I've spent a great deal of my adolescence blaming the modernization of the Church and ultimately Vatican II for putting me through Mass after Mass of three-chord Agnus Dei chants and Christian rock processionals by a white T-shirt-wearing cantor strumming an acoustic guitar wh...

BRIEF: Professor examines Islam in America

March 23, 2011

Professor Aaron Spevack will present a lecture entitled "Islam and the American Dream" as part of the Yamauchi Lecture series Tuesday, March 29 at 5 p.m. in the Audubon Room. The lecture will discuss the ways in which Muslims interact with American society given the wide diversity of beliefs and tradi...

Pope speaks out on violence in Libya

Associated Press

March 23, 2011

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI issued an urgent appeal Sunday to military and political leaders to consider the safety of Libyan civilians and ensure they have access to emergency aid in his first comments on the military assault on Libya. The pope didn't identify which leaders he was re...

BRIEF: Buddhist monk will perform dance, lecture

March 23, 2011

The Venerable Tsering Phunstok will present a lecture on Tibetan Buddhism March 28 at 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Hall. Phunstok is a Buddhist monk in the Tibetan Nyingma and holds a Lopon master's degree in Buddhist philosophy. Phunstock will also perform the "Dance of the Monks," a Lamas' dance tradition...

Institute offers new perspective

Institute offers new perspective

By ALEX ACKEL, CONTRIBUTING WRITER

June 16, 2009

Loyola was selected to host the introduction of the first Jesuit Summer Institute for Advanced Studies.A joint educational venture between Loyola's own honors program and that of Jesuit universities across the country.On Saturday, May 30, 28 undergraduate students from 15 different Jesuit Universities arr...

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