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Pew Research Center puts Louisiana in the top five most religious states

Jamal Melancon

March 4, 2016

The Pew Research Center’s latest Religious Landscape Study has found that 71 percent of adults in Louisiana are “highly religious”. The state follows Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee in Pew’s rankings of the most highly religious states. The study covered the following measu...

Father Zipple explains mercy as celebration

Caleb Beck

March 4, 2016

Continuing their series of lenten discussions, Loyola invited back former faculty member and noted Jesuit, the Rev. Jeremy Zipple, S.J. to talk about his travels as a missionary and his appreciation of Pope Francis. The second lenten series event in Ignatius Chapel took place last Wednesday night, Feb. 24....

St. Anthony of Padua to host a two-day Divine Mercy conference event

Jamal Melancon

February 26, 2016

A divine mercy conference featuring opportunities to do prayer, confession and hear testimonials about the role of God’s mercy in New Orleans will take place at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church this Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 27. The conference comes as a response to Pope Francis an...

Nichiren Shoshu priest encourages the spread of faith through family

Nichiren Shoshu priest encourages the spread of faith through family

Jamal Melancon

February 26, 2016

During the Rev. Shingaku Kato’s first visit to New Orleans, he performed an initiation ceremony for a new member and spoke of the importance of propagating faith to family.Kato traveled from Chicago, where he is the chief priest of the Nichiren Shoshu Myogyoji Temple, to stay in New Orleans from Feb....

Campus lenten series discusses the spirituality of Pope Francis

Campus lenten series discusses the spirituality of Pope Francis

Caleb Beck

February 26, 2016

With two years of progress already behind him, Pope Francis shows no signs of pumping the brakes on the radicalism and mercy that have defined his character in the Papacy. Francis’s beliefs were the focus of the first installment of Loyola University’s Lenten discussions last Wednesday,...

Justice Scalia remembered at funeral mass

Jamal Melancon

February 26, 2016

On Feb. 20, a funeral service was held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died at a ranch in Texas on Feb. 13, following a day of hunting. Paul Scalia, a Catholic Priest and one of justice Scalia’s ni...

First fruits celebration puts God first

First fruits celebration puts God first

Jamal Melancon

February 17, 2016

David Lopez, biological sciences sophomore, sought both God’s presence and better communication skills as part of what he prayed for during his sixth annual celebration of Primacias, or First Fruits, with the Iglesia de Dios Getsemani. In biblical times, it was believed that giving God the first...

Xavier University reverend holds Black History Mass at Loyola

Xavier University reverend holds Black History Mass at Loyola

February 17, 2016

Music, laughter and prayer brightened the rows of the dimly lit Ignacio Chapel during this year's Black History Mass. On Sunday, Feb. 14, the University Ministry held its annual Black History Mass, a Catholic service that celebrates Black History Month and faith. The hour-long ceremony was headed...

Ignacio Volunteers Return from Jamaica Trip

Ignacio Volunteers Return from Jamaica Trip

Seán Brennan

February 14, 2016

For most students, the first weeks of January are usually spent in preparation for the upcoming semester. But junior Raymond Price was preparing for something he'd never done before. He was preparing to change a diaper.“The trip challenged me to do things I’ve never done before,” Price sai...

New religion courses explore depth

Chasity Pugh

February 4, 2016

As students bring in the spring semester with new classes, the Religious Studies Department has added new courses to give students different alternatives to learning about religions.Eco-Feminist Theologies and Encountering the Gospel & Letters of John are two of the courses offered this semester ...

Attorney credits success to mantra chanting

Attorney credits success to mantra chanting

Jamal Melancon

January 28, 2016

Scott Hanthorn attributes his 25 years as an attorney and two years as the New Orelans area coordinator of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism to mantra chanting. Hanthorn, a practicing attorney, was first introduced to Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism when he was spending his teenage days on the streets of the French...

Jesuits and Students Look Ahead to A New Year

Caleb Beck

January 25, 2016

Entering 2016 with fresh resolve and compassion shows significance and a strong sense of spiritual renewal for the Jesuit congregation of the Catholic faith. The Jesuit priests of Loyola University New Orleans recently weighed in with their take on what impact the social trend of setting N...

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