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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

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

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

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

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

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...

Yamauchi religious lecture highlights poetry and the power of pluralism

Yamauchi religious lecture highlights poetry and the power of pluralism

Seán Brennan

April 8, 2016

Unless you’re a history buff with a background in pre-colonial India, you probably haven’t heard a lot about the Golden Age of the Mughal Court and its uniquely diverse society. This semester’s H. James Yamauchi Lecture in Religion aimed to change that. On Thursday, March 31, lecturer Timothy...

Lenten Series Ends With a Request: “Pray For Me”

Caleb Beck

April 6, 2016

The fifth and final installment of Loyola’s Lenten lectures took place March 16 in the Ignatius Chapel, rounding out the series with a reflection on forgiveness, prayer and judgment. Father Ted Dziak, S.J. led a passionate discussion on Pope Francis and his strong roots in Ignatian spiritual...

Lenten Series continues with “The Francis Effect”

Nicholas Ducote

April 5, 2016

A documentary film called “The Francis Effect” was shown to a small group of locals right before Easter break. The film featured Pope Francis’ rise to fame in the Church and in the world outside of his denomination. Featured as a screening for Loyola’s Lenten series on Pope ...

Faith and feminism meet at Feminist Festival prayer vigil

Faith and feminism meet at Feminist Festival prayer vigil

Dari Zeltser

March 15, 2016

At Loyola’s feminist interfaith prayer vigil, “Celebrating the Feminine Divine in Me,” students and professors got the chance to explore their faith and what divine femininity means to them. Held in the Ignatius Chapel, the vigil began with a welcome from Patricia Boyett, director of Loyola’s...

Lenten Series continues with a conversation on the “Spirituality of Encounter”

Seán Brennan

March 15, 2016

Since his tenure at The Vatican, Pope Francis has emphasized openness and empathy to all people of faith, and Loyola alumni want to learn more. Alumni gathered on campus Wed. night, March 2 to learn and converse about Pope Francis’ concept of the “Spirituality of Encounter,̶...

Divine Mercy conference considers social pariahs

Divine Mercy conference considers social pariahs

Jamal Melancon and Caleb Beck

March 4, 2016

The father of the Rev. Mariano Veliz of St. Anthony of Padua Church moved to the city of Mexicali around the age of seven. There he roamed the streets unsupervised and was recruited by drug traffickers to carry heroin through the tunnels from Mexico to California. “When he became 12, they...

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