Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage Events

Fall 2015


Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Caring for our Common Home: Conversations on Ecology & Justice: A day of events surrounding Laudato Si', Pope Francis's encyclical about the environment, published last May.

  • Symposia: 9:00am-12:30pm Academic responses by faculty from on the 4th Floor Information Commons;
  • Town Hall: 1:30pm-4:30pm LUC Climate Action Plan presentation and intercampus conversation from on the 4th Floor Information Commons;
  • Teach-In: 4:30pm-6:30pm Performances, community fair, calls to action in collaboration with Catholic Studies, Theology, and the Institute of Environmental Sustainability, The West Quad.

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Publication Luncheon (Faculty Only/Please RSVP): An Informal Conversation with Fr. Bill McNichols and Faculty Luncheon with iconographer William Hart McNichols who will discuss the art, spirituality, and process of iconography.
From 11:30am-12:45pm in Cuneo Hall, Room 425, Lake Shore Campus.


Thursday, September 10, 2015
Catholicism and the Arts Series: Viriditas: Finding God in All Things, A lecture by iconographer and illustrator Fr. William Hart McNichols. From 3:30pm-5:00pm in Palm Court, Mundelein Center, Lake Shore Campus.


Thursday, September 17, 2015
Catholicism in Dialogue Series: Islam and Inter-Religious Dialogue with special guest speakers Dr. Tom Michel, S.J., Georgetown University, and Dr. Shahla Talebi, University of Arizona.
From 3:30pm-5:30pm on the 4th Floor Information Commons, Lake Shore Campus.


Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Teilhard de Chardin Lecture: Violence, Mysticism, and René Girard. A lecture by Dr. Ann Astell, Professor of Theology at University of Notre Dame and the 2015 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J. Visiting Fellow in Catholic Studies.
From 4:00pm-5:30pm in McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall, Lake Shore Campus.


Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Catholic Q&A (Students Only): Can I really be feminist in my Church? Catholic Women at a Crossroad with guest speaker, Dr. Michelle Nickerson, Associate Professor of History.
From 7:00pm – 8:30pm in the Den, Damen Student Center, Lake Shore Campus.


Thursday and Friday, October 23-24, 2015
Conference (Registration required):“this need to dance/this need to kneel” The Poetry and Poetic Life of Denise Levertov. Two days of talks discussing Levertov’s poetry and faith, her fearless engagement with the political in her work, and her commitment to environmental issues.
From 9:00am-6:00pm, Beane Hall, Lewis Tower, Water Tower Campus, Loyola University Chicago. Contact CCIH for registration and additional information.


Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Faith in Focus Film Series: The Fourth Partition. A historical documentary about Chicago’s Polish immigrants, Post-Screening Discussion with director and Loyola alumnus Adrian Prawica.
From 7:00pm -9:30pm in the Damen Cinema, Damen Student Center, Lake Shore Campus.


Friday and Saturday, November 13-14, 2015
Chicago Catholic Immigrants Conference: The Polish. This event is the third in a series of conferences that focus on the historical, cultural, and religious roles that Roman Catholicism played in sustaining ethnic identity for many immigrant communities who came to Chicago in the 20th century.
From 9:00am – 6:00pm in McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall, Lake Shore Campus.


Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Faith in Focus Film Series: Full of Grace. A fictionalized account of Mary’s role in assisting the divisive early Church, with a Post Screening Discussion with Dr. Elizabeth Coffman, LUC School of Communication, and guest speaker T.J. Berden, Loyola alumnus and producer of the film.
From 6:30pm-9:30pm in the Damen Cinema, Damen Student Center, Lake Shore Campus.


Faculty Reading Groups: The Coast of Chicago by Stuart Dybek, professor of English at Western Michigan University. Cuneo Hall, Room 425, Lake Shore Campus. For more information and to RSVP please e-mail catheritage@luc.edu or call 773 508 3820.