Past Publication Luncheons
From Rational to Clinical Psychology:
Three Jesuit Universities
Monday, November 28, 2011
An informal discussion with Fr. C. Kevin Gillespie, S. J., Associate Provost, Loyola University Chicago on chapter 4 of his 2001 book Psychology and American Catholicism: From Confession to Therapy? Crown Center
116, Lake Shore Campus, Loyola University Chicago. By invitation and faculty request.
More than Measurable Human Products:
Catholic Educators’ Responses to the Educational Measurement Movement
in the First Half of the 20th Century
Monday, September 19, 2011
Informal discussion with Dr. Ann Marie Ryan, School of Education, Loyola University Chicago, of her 2009 Catholic Education article. Crown Center 116, Lake Shore Campus, Loyola University Chicago. By invitation and faculty request.
Developing and Sustaining Leaders for Catholic Schools:
A Summary of the Conference Proceedings of the
Second Catholic Higher Education Collaborative Conference
Monday, February 7, 2011
Dr. Michael J. Boyle, Assistant Director at the Center for Catholic School Effectiveness and Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago, discusses his article published in a journal Catholic Education in September of 2010. By invitation and faculty request. Crown Center 116, LSC
The Black Hand:
Terror by Letter in Chicago
January 26, 2011
Dr. Robert M. Lombardo, Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Loyola University Chicago, discusses chapter 6 form his 2010 Book The Black Hand: Terror by Letter in Chicago. By invitation and faculty request. Crown Center 116, LSC
George Bernanos and Francis Poulenc:
Catholic Convergences in Dialogues of the Carmelites
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
by Fr. Mark Bosco, S.J., Departments of Theology and English. Faculty only. Crown Center 116, LSC
The Linebacker and the Nun
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Dr. Timothy Gilfoyle, Department of History, Loyola University Chicago
Natural Law and Ecological Responsibility:
Drawing on Thomistic Tradition
April 13th, 2010
William C. French, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Theology, Loyola University Chicago, discusses his 2008 University of St. Thomas Law Journal article.
Judaism and Catholic Prayer:
A New Horizon for Liturgy
January 26, 2010
Dr. Christine Athans, BVM, Professor Emerita, The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, University of St. Thomas, (St. Paul, MN). Discussing her Winter 2008 New Theology article.
Gregory of Nyssa on the Reciprocity of the Virtues
November 17, 2009
Dr. Andrew Radde-Gallwitz, Assistant Professor, Department of Theology, Loyola University Chicago. Discussing his October 2007 Journal of Theological Studies article.
September 23, 2009
Dr. Theresa Gross-Diaz., Associate Professor, Department of History, Loyola University Chicago. Discussing a chapter from her book, The Psalms of Gilbert of Poitiers.
March 16, 2009
Don Wycliff, Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, School of Communication, presents his U.S. Catholic article A Few Steps Closer to the Promised Land.
February 3, 2009
Ann Harrington, B.V.M., Professor, Department of History, Director of Asian Studies, Loyola University Chicago presents her Catholic Historical Review article, The First Women Religious in Japan: Mother Saint Mathilde Raclot and the French Connection.
Rene Girard's Mimetic Theory
November 4, 2008
Dr. Andrew McKenna, Department of Modern Languages, Loyola University Chicago
The Elusive God:
Reorienting Religious Epistemology
September 9, 2008
Dr. Paul Moser, Dept. of Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago
Hearing Past the Pain:
Why White Catholic Theologians Need Black Theology
April 9th, 2008
Jon Nilson, Associate Professor of Theology at Loyola University Chicago
Catholic Identity and Anti-Semitism
in a Eulogy for Isabel ‘The Catholic’
January 28, 2008
Dr. John McManamon, S. J. Department of History, Loyola University Chicago
November 14, 2007
Dr. Frank Fennell, Department of English, Loyola University Chicago
The Necessity of Conscience and
the Unspoken Ends of Medicine
September 18, 2007
Dr. John J. Hardt, Institute, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago
Text and Context:
The Passion of the Christ’ and Other Jesus Films
April 2, 2007
Dr. Peter Gilmour, Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University Chicago
Spirituality and Religiousness:
Differentiating the Diagnoses Through a Review of the Nursing Literature
February 28, 2007
Dr. Ann Solari-Twadell and Dr. Lisa Burrkhardt School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago
The Intimate Francis Ford Coppola
November 1, 2006
Dr. Gene Phillips, S. J. Department of English, Loyola University Chicago
Spaces Shaped for Spiritual Reflection:
Convent Architecture in Early Modern Rome
September 28, 2006
Dr. Marilyn Dunn Department of Fine Arts, Loyola University Chicago
The Leaven of the World: Serving the Poor is Neither the Air in the Balloon nor the Cherry on the Sundae
Friday, October 25, 2013
11:30am - 12:45pm
Cuneo Hall, Room 425
By invitation or faculty request
Presented by Hon. Thomas More Donnelly, Associate Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, and adjunct professor at Loyola Law School, where he also directs the Philip H. Corboy Trial Advocacy Fellowship.
The meat of Catholicism lies not in words, but in the transformative action of love. To make our law schools boldly Jesuit requires radical change, transplanting legal clinics from the periphery to the center of our schools; putting loving action for the poor at the heart of our schools would indeed set them apart, would authentically distinguish them from secular law schools. It is only personal involvement with suffering that will suffice to instill in students a desire to engage in public service and to further social justice during law school and after graduation. Legal clinics form the best starting point for teaching law students about justice; Catholic clinics should distinguish themselves from clinics at secular law schools by incorporating the gospel values, which require serving the poorest and most despised members of society with humility. In light of the gospel, St. Vincent de Paul remarked, we must serve the poorest of the poor with even greater love: “The dirtier and uglier they are, the more vulgar and unjust, the more love you must show them. It is only because of your love and your love alone, that the poor will forgive you for the bread that you give them.”
Publication Luncheon with Dr. Ann Harrington
Thursday, 6 February 2014
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Cuneo Hall, Room 425
Lake Shore Campus, LUC
By invitation only!
My academic teaching field and, consequently, research has been Japan and East Asia. In 2001 the administration of my religious congregation, the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, commonly known as BVMs, invited me to research our founder, Mary Frances Clarke. Agreeing to this took me into new territory. I had done research on the French nuns who, in the nineteenth century, were the first Roman Catholic sisters to go to Japan. That project convinced me of the importance of studying the history of women religious in order to expand women's history and history in general, and I think influenced the BVMs to invite me to look more deeply into our own congregation's history.
My current research is titled Expanding Horizons: Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 1919-1943. No one has yet written anything specifically covering that period of our congregation's history. Therefore, it is somewhat of an overview of the era when Isabella Kane, followed by Gervase Tuffy, each served as the mother general of the BVM congregation. The work focuses on a variety of issues such as modernism, Americanism, patriotism, and the aftermath of World War I. And it includes outreach to the American Indian youth at the Phoenix American Indian School at the invitation of the Jesuits. I chose Chapter Seven titled "New Frontiers" for discussion. Here, major issues of racism and of culture surface as BVMs moved into Memphis, Tennessee where they taught African American students. Also I explore BVM response to the invitation to work in China.
~ Dr. Ann M. Harrington
LUC Department of History
Publication Luncheon with George Drance, S.J. (2014 Teilhard de Chardin Fellow of Catholic Studies)
Publication Luncheon with George Drance, S.J.
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 ~ 11:30AM - 12:45PM
Cuneo Hall, Room 425
Lake Shore Campus, Loyola University Chicago
This event is by invitation only!
Please join us for an informal conversation with Teilhard de Chardin Fellow in Catholic Studies Fr. George Drance, S.J.
Fr. Drance will speak about his recent performance of *mark - a one-man play he adapted from the Gospel of Mark - at Loyola University Chicago's Newhart Theater.
For more information on this event, please contact CatHeritage@luc.edu.
From the Hank Center archive:
*mark, performed by George Drance, directed by Luann Jennings, with original music composed by internationally acclaimed, award winning composer Elizabeth Swados just completed a successful run Off-Broadway at La MaMa ETC in New York City.
Written during Nero's brutal persecution of the followers of "the Way", the Gospel of Mark was recited in its entirety, giving courage to this community of quiet rebels whose radical compassion threatened the Empire's status quo. The production imagines the Gospel performed by a street artist, and asks what it would be like if our experience in 2014 were the same experience of those in Rome under the madness of Nero?
Actor George Drance, SJ, has performed and directed in over twenty countries on five continents. The work of his New York company, Magis Theatre, has been praised by the New York Times for its artistic skill and daring.
Director Luann Jennings founded the new Arts Ministry at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. She has taught theatre at St. John's University and currently works with students of Baylor University.
Elizabeth Swados has composed, written, and directed issue oriented theatre for over 30 years. Some of her works include the Broadway and international smash hit "Runaways," Obie Award winning "Fragments of a Greek Trilogy," "Alice at the Palace," with Meryl Streep, and "Missionaries," about the four Maryknoll women killed in El Salvador. Her many awards include: five Tony nominations, three Obie Awards, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
In his apostolic exhortation entitled "The Joy of the Gospel" His Holiness Pope Francis writes: "Whenever we make the effort to return to the source and to recover the original freshness of the Gospel, new avenues arise, new paths of creativity open up, with different forms of expression, more eloquent signs and words with new meaning for today's world."