The Maroon

On its 125th anniversary, community testifies about Holy Name of Jesus

On its 125th anniversary, community testifies about Holy Name of Jesus

Ellen Mccusker, [email protected]

September 12, 2016


Filed under Christianity, Religion, Showcase

While many see Holy Name of Jesus as a school next door to Loyola’s campus, Rosalie Tomeny says it fosters a sense of community. The Director of Development, Tomeny sat down with the dean of students, David Blamphin, and the principal of Holy Name, Jessica Dwyer, to discuss the school’s 125th...

Chi Alpha helps flooded church in Baton Rouge

Chi Alpha helps flooded church in Baton Rouge

Chasity Pugh

September 8, 2016


Filed under Religion, Showcase

In the aftermath of the recent flooding in southern Louisiana, a Christian organization rooted at Loyola decided to lend a helping hand. When Pastor Rick Sullivan learned that his church, Faith Worship Center in Baton Rouge, was under 6 feet of water, he was devastated. “My father and I have...

Wolf Pack volunteers lead music and sports clinics in Belize

Wolf Pack volunteers lead music and sports clinics in Belize

Caleb Beck

September 2, 2016


Filed under Religion, Showcase

Even in remote areas of Central America, the Jesuit ideals of compassion and respect for the world have been upheld thanks in part to Loyola Ignacio Volunteers. This summer, 11Loyola students and alumni accompanied University Chaplain the Rev. Ted Dziak, S.J. and College of Business professor Kendra Reed in ...

Mother Teresa to be canonized Sept. 4

Mother Teresa to be canonized Sept. 4

Maya Pescatore

August 31, 2016


Filed under Religion, Showcase

One of the most beloved and controversial figures in Catholicism will officially become a saint this week.Widely known for her compassion for the poor and needy, as well as her devotion to God, Mother Teresa's canonization date is set in order to honor the eve of the anniversary of her death, Sept. 5, ...

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...

Since 1923 • For a greater Loyola
Religion