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Austin Suggs, host of Gospel Simplicity, welcomed LIM Director Tom Ryan to discuss the ways Medieval thinkers approached Scripture. The discussion, titled "How Aquinas and Medieval Theologians Read Scripture," can be viewed on YouTube.

On November 23, 2021, Emily Demoor, Ph.D., will give the keynote address at the Loving the Planet Symposium sponsored by the Project for the Study of Love in Religion at Regents Park College, Oxford, the Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture, and the Caritas Center at Brescia University. Online attendance is free. To register, GO» 

As part of a cohort of religious sisters in East Africa studying Catholic social teaching and UN Sustainable Development Goals, Sr. Teresia Mbugua shares her learnings with the novices she mobilizes to advocate for an end to domestic violence. The Global Sisters Report recently published her article "Teaching about Domestic Violence in Tanzania."

Counseling graduates Stephanie Robinson (’11), Jordan Esfeld (’20), Kathryn Pennings (’20), Annie Rooney (’20) published an article titled Integrating trauma-Informed Yoga into Addiction Treatment. Read the full article here  https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15401383.2021.1972067?src=&

 

Carrie Golden Lambert, MPS, is Youth Director at St. Mary Basilica in Natchez, MS, but her roots run deep in Louisiana, too. When she saw the devastation wrought by Hurricane Ida, her instinct was to help immediately, and members of her local community were eager to assist in relief efforts. Members of the LIM community can join the ongoing outreach to communities destroyed by the storm, whether in person or remotely, as she and her team of volunteers will be going to Luling, LA, every 2 weeks with supplies. Continue reading to learn more about Carrie's relief efforts and how to participate.
 

Dr. Ansel Augustine had his article "It Took a Village: The Refuge That Was St. Peter Claver Catholic School" in the Spring 2021 issue of Momentum, the magazine of the National Catholic Education Association. The article pays tribute to the school and also highlights the need to support and preserve safe spaces for Black youth. Read the article here.

"Social Traps and Social Trust: Institutional Transformations in an American City following a Natural Disaster" is the issue of the New England Journal of Public Policy guest-edited by Michael Cowan, Ph.D. The articles in this issue examine the lessons learned from pursuing institutional change in the aftermath of Hurrican Katrina in New Orleans. Read the issue here.

Antiqua Smart DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PHNA-BC, a full-time assistant professor in the School of Nursing, was recently selected as a member of the inaugural National Organization of Nurse Practitioners Faculties (NONPF) Telehealth Committee. The NONPF Telehealth Committee provides national recommendations on telehealth education for nurse practitioner faculty members and nurse practitioner students.

Master of Pastoral Studies student Mary Gibbons-Georgevich was recently interviewed by The Blade, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper in Toledo, Ohio, about her work as a chaplain at Mercy Health — St. Anne Hospital. In it, she discusses the challenges presented by the pandemic and the ministry of presence she provides. Read the article»

Alumna Jennifer Rogers is involved in two ministries in her parish: Food for Seniors and Welcome Home, a jail/prison and re-entry ministry. Both grew out of a data-gathering and testing process that Jennifer led. “It has been wonderful to see the response by our parish-community once these ministries hit the ground running!” she says.

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