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The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage exists to help faculty and students recognize and research Roman Catholic thought and its link to all academic disciplines in the university. It also seeks to convey that thought to other audiences inside and outside Loyola University Chicago.

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Crossings and Dwellings: Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience, 1814-2014

From 16-18 October 2014, the Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage at Loyola University Chicago will host a conference marking the bicentennial of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus in 1814.

Chicago Catholic Immigrants Conference: The Mexicans

In November 2014 Loyola University Chicago’s Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage (CCIH) will launch the second 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. The 2014 Chicago Catholic Immigrants Conference will focus on the the Mexican immigrant community here in Chicago.

The Hank Center is now accepting applications for both Course Development Funding and Faculty Research Funding!

The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage announces its annual call for applications for Faculty Research Funding and Course Development Funding. The purpose of these funding opportunities is to support scholarly research and course development in topics connected to Catholic thought and life in the arts, sciences, and professional education.

Catholic Q&A: "Is there a hell, and who's in it?" with Jon M. Sweeney

Jon M. Sweeney, an independent scholar and author, will lead an informal discussion with undergraduate students on 21 October 2014. In conjunction with Campus Ministry and the Catholic Studies Minor, the Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage has asked Mr. Sweeney to participate in one of two Catholic Q&A events being put on this semester.

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

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.

Faith in Focus Film Series: Babel (Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu)

In conjunction with our upcoming Chicago Catholic Immigrants Conference: The Mexicans, the Hank Center will be screening the 2006 film Babel as part of our Faith in Focus film series. We invite all who are interested to attend this screening and post-screening discussion with Dr. Michael Murphy.

Fall Faculty Reading Group: The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea

The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage would like to invite faculty from Loyola University Chicago to participate in our Fall 2014 Faculty Reading Group. This fall, we will be reading The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea.

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