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Walker church provides aid after flooding

Walker church provides aid after flooding

August 25, 2016


Filed under Religion, Showcase

By The Associated PressA rural Baptist church in Walker, Louisiana, has become a home away home for those affected by flooding. As waters continued to rise in south Louisiana this month, South Walker Baptist Church became one of many locations that has served as shelter for victims of the flooding. ...

Mass welcomes new students

Chasity Pugh

August 24, 2016


Filed under Religion, Uncategorized

Loyola University welcomed students old and new with the annual Welcome Mass on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 9 p.m. The Welcome Mass is always the first Mass of the academic year and wraps up the four-day Wolfpack Welcome program for new students. Ken Weber, associate chaplain of liturgy and music, said...

Sebastian and Loyola Jesuits follow St. Ignatius’ path

Sebastian and Loyola Jesuits follow St. Ignatius’ path

Chasity Pugh

August 24, 2016


Filed under Religion, Showcase

This summer, Loyola University invited a group to embark on a ten day spiritual journey to Spain to follow in the footsteps of St. Ignatius.Vice President of Mission and Ministry John Sebastian was one of many participants in the trip, led by the Rev. Ted Dziak, S.J. and the Rev. Robert Gerlich, S.J.Fr...

Lecture explains how Etruscan culture affects modern day

Patrice Horton

May 5, 2016


Filed under Faith, Religion

A traveling presenter for a non-profit organization gave his insight on the influence of Etruscans and Greeks on western culture. On April 27, Daniele Maras, Archaeological Institute of America lecturer, presented his lecture on “A Way to Immortality: Greek Myths of Divinization and Etruscan Funerary...

Angola inmates become Loyola grads

Angola inmates become Loyola grads

Colleen Dulle

May 5, 2016


Filed under Academic, City, Faith, News, Religion, Showcase

William Kirkpatrick smiles, blue eyes glimmering over his faded cheekbone tattoo. It’s a sunny, breezy day at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, Louisiana, and this former death row inmate has just graduated from the Loyola Institute for Ministry. Kirkpatrick was one of six inmates to graduate...

Interfaith celebration reconnects community with Earth

Interfaith celebration reconnects community with Earth

Dari Zeltser

April 29, 2016


Filed under Religion, Showcase

Loyola demonstrated that across faiths, the earth and the environment hold a special place of reverence in this year’s celebration of Earth Day. A spiritual service celebrating the environment was held as part of the Loyola Association of Students for Sustainability Earth Day event on Loyola’s...

On the Record: Pope Francis invites reflection on love and family with new exhortation

On the Record: Pope Francis invites reflection on love and family with new exhortation

Thomas Ryan, [email protected]

April 29, 2016


Filed under Faith, Op/Ed

I smiled early in Pope Francis’s Joy of Love — in Latin, Amoris Laetitia — about love in the family.  He recommends against “a rushed reading” of its 250+ pages brimming with footnotes and careful language. Who could rush that? I also smiled at the repetition — Joy, Praise, Joy — not...

True Islam campaign discerns peaceful religion from extremists’ distortion

Caleb Beck

April 21, 2016


Filed under Religion

Paranoia towards the Islamic faith in Western culture has led to a blurred perception of the fine line between non-violent Muslims and religious extremists like ISIS. The True Islam campaign met in Loyola University’s Saint Charles Room on Tuesday, April 12 to define the peaceful tenets of Islamic...

Church hands out spiritual adoption packages

Church hands out spiritual adoption packages

Nicolas Ducote

April 21, 2016


Filed under Religion, Showcase

An initiative that has been growing in populatirty since 1991, The Spiritual Adoption Program is a way for Catholics and pro-life advocates to peacefully get the word out on abortion. St. Anthony of Padua Church will begin the program by handing out adoption packages beginning on the weekend of April...

Webinar discusses Pope Francis seeing mercy and encounter as teaching tools

Jamal Melancon

April 14, 2016


Filed under Christianity, Religion

In Pope Benedict XVI’s tenure and before, leadership of the Catholic church placed priority on the rules, but now Pope Francis is taking a pastoral approach, according to Roberts. The Catholic church is experiencing a surge of change through Pope Francis leading communities with a less rule-ori...

Medieval saint’s vision of creation to be a planetarium show

Medieval saint’s vision of creation to be a planetarium show

Jamal Melancon

April 8, 2016


Filed under Christianity, Faith, Religion

A 12th century female Christian mystic and interdisciplinary artist will have her model for the universe’s birth come to life in new dimensions and form through an interactive planetarium show. The inaugural Callais Lecture series on the Catholic intellectual tradition took place Monday, April 4...

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