At the request of the Office of Lifelong Formation at the Archdiocese of Chicago, the Institute of Pastoral Studies (IPS) will become the new home for the Chicago Catholic Scripture School (CCSS) in the fall of 2017. This will broaden IPS’s mission of adult scripture study to include the management and operations of the CCSS in English. Parish sites, course materials, fees, and (in most cases) instructors will remain the same. IPS will also provide certificates of completion for students (excluding St. Jerome Scholars) who complete the Basic Two-Year or Advanced Four-Year Biblical Studies programs.
There is a great need for Hispanic leadership in the Church today. IPS and SCPS offer several ways to leverage ministerial education for the pursuit of professional ministry careers in the Catholic Church. Open the document for more information.
IPS proudly announces that, along with our colleagues at Loyola’s Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, we have been approved for membership in the Catholic Health Association (CHA). Since its inception in 1914, the mission of the CHA has been to advance Catholic health ministry in the United States in calling for access to health care for all persons, focusing special attention on vulnerable populations who are unable to speak for themselves.