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Catholic Q&A Program

The Catholic Q&A Program offers students an opportunity to learn more about the Catholic faith through faculty presentations and discussion held in the university’s residence halls.  The questions are drawn from student interest and the presenters represent some of the university’s most engaging speakers.

Upcoming Presentations

Hope for the 21st Century Church
Thursday, October 30, 2014 ~ 4:00PM - 5:30PM
McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall (Lake Shore Campus)
Presentation and Discussion Leader: Francis Cardinal George, Cardinal Archbishop of Chicago

Past Presentations

Is there a Hell and Who's in It?
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 ~ 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Damen Student Center, Room 217 (Campus Ministry Suite)
Presenter and Discussion Leader: Jon M. Sweeney (Independent Scholar and Writer)

Catholicism: What's t/Truth Got to Do With It?
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 ~ 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Damen Student Center, Room 217 (Campus Ministry Suite)
Presenter and Discussion Leader: Prof. James G. Murphy, S.J. (Department of Philosophy, LUC)

How Can Clinical Psychology Help Us Understand the Mystery of Forgiveness?
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 ~ 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Presenter and Discussion Leader: Rev. Michael J. Garanzini, S.J. (President and CEO, Loyola University Chicago)
Regis Hall Multi-Purpose Room, Lake Shore Campus, LUC. Students Only.

What are Spiritual Exercises and do They Require Stretching?
Thursday, April 4, 2013,  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Presenter and discussion leader Fr. Justin Daffron, S.J., Associate Provost, Department of Academic Advising and Services, LUC. Regis Hall Multi-Purpose Room, Lake Shore Campus, LUC. Students Only.

Does God Change ?
Monday, November 5, 2012, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Presentation and discussion leader Dr. Thomas Regan, S.J., Associate Professor of Philosophy, LUC. Does God change? Does God interact with the world? If so how? This presentation will discuss how 'process philosophy' and 'process theism'  grapples precisely with these questions. Students Only.

50 Years Later: What Happened to Vatican II? 
Monday, March 26, 2012, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Presenter and discussion leader: Fr. Stephen Rowntree, S.J., Associate Professor of Philosophy, Office of Mission and Ministry, Loyola University New Orleans. Fr. Rowntree’s current research centers on issues in political economy, especially ethical assessments of markets, including ethical prerequisites for their functioning and redistributive measures to assure social justice.

Is Human Psychology Complete Without Faith?  
Monday, November 14, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Presenter and discussion leader: Fr. Michael Garanzini, S.J., President, Loyola University Chicago. Regis Hall Multipurpose Room, Lake Shore Campus, Loyola University Chicago. Undergraduate students only. 

Faith Can Save Your Soul, But Can It Save The Planet? 
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Presenter and discussion leader: Fr. Michael Agliardo, S.J., Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Loyola University Chicago.  Regis Hall Multipurpose Room, Lake Shore Campus, Loyola University Chicago. Undergraduate students only.

What are Five Tips for Making Your Loyola Experience More Catholic? 
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Presenter and discussion leader Fr. Justin Daffron, S.J., Associate Provost for Academic Services, LUC. Students only. Regis Hall Multipurpose Room, Loyola University Chicago, LSC

Why Can't Women Be Priests?   
Monday, January 31, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Presenter and discussion leader Dr. Wendy J. Cotter, CSJ, Department of Theology, LUC. Students only. Regis Hall Multipurpose Room, Loyola University Chicago, LSC

The Final Word: Conscience, Church, or Bible?
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Fr. Gene Szarek, Department of Theology. Students only. Regis Hall Multipurpose Room, LSC

Being Catholic: What Difference Does It Make? 
September, 28, 2010

Presentation and discussion led by Fr. Michael Garanzini, S.J., University President.

Are Catholics Obsessed with the Human Embryo?  
April 6, 2010
Dr. John Hardt, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy Assistant to the President for Mission and Identity

Are Human Beings Basically Selfish?
February 9, 2010 

Presentation and Discussion lead by Fr. Martin Schreiber, S.J., PhD Student, School of Education, Loyola University Chicago.

Is Sex an Act of Love?
November 3, 2009

Presentation and Discussion lead by Fr. Gene Szarek, C.R. Department of Theology.

Is Belief in God Irrational?
September 30, 2009
Presentation and Discussion lead by Fr. Paul Mueller, S.J. Department of Philosophy

Catholic Q&A: "Hope for the 21st Century Church" with Francis Cardinal George

Cath Q&A (George)

Catholic Q&A: "Hope for the 21st Century Church"
An Informal Discussion with Francis Cardinal George
Thursday, 30 October 2014 ~ 4:00PM-5:30PM
McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall
Lake Shore Campus, Loyola University Chicago

This event is limited to students only!

The second Catholic Q&A session of the fall semester invites His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, OMI, the Cardinal Archbishop emeritus of Chicago, to campus to talk to students about the question of hope for the 21st century Church.

The Catholic Q&A Program offers students an opportunity to learn more about the Catholic faith through presentations and discussions held on campus with notable figures from the university and the community at large.  The questions are drawn from student interests and the presenters represent some of the university’s - and the community's - most engaging speakers.

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The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage
Loyola University Chicago · Lake Shore Campus: 1032 West Sheridan Road · Cuneo Hall, Room 428 · Chicago, Illinois 60660 · Tel: 773.508.3820 · Fax: 773.508.3829

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