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Marion Danforth, "LIM's Method of Theological Reflection" (video unavailable)

Marion Danforth knows the LIM method of theological reflection.  She knows it because she studied it as a student and then facilitated it in a LIMEX learning group in the Diocese of Raleigh, N.C. As a result of her studies in LIM, she pursued a doctorate in adult education at North Carolina State University.  Having received a doctorate, she joined the LIM faculty on campus for a year.  So, she really does know our LIM method of theological reflection as this audio recording of her webinar makes evident.  


Daniella Zsupan-Jerome, "Proclaiming the Good News in a Digital Age: Exploring Internet-Mediated Communication for Ministry"

This presentation explores the essential question of communicating faith in our present, increasingly digital culture.  Practical resources for media ministry or digital ministry abound, but in exploring Internet-mediated communication for ministry, we face a more fundamental question: What is the theological foundation for engaging in ministry in the digital realm?  How might we articulate a solid theological foundation for ministry that serves us for proclaiming the Good News in a digital age? Dr. Daniella Zsupan-Jerome, professor of Liturgy, Catechesis, and Evangelization, discusses the use of various media in the Christian tradition for communicating faith.


Evelyn Thibeaux, "Images of Mary in the New Testament."  An improved version is forthcoming; the recording started slightly late. 


Eduardo Fernandez, S.J., "Latino/a Ministry in the Church Today," in English and Spanish


Bishop William Skylstad and Dan DiLeo, "Catholics and the Climate: Fostering Mission-Based Sustainability," February 8, 2012.


Sr. Terri Bednarz, RSM, Assistant Professor of New Testament Studies, Department of Religious Studies, Loyola University New Orleans, "Humor in the Gospel of Luke: The Rhetoric of Just Living,"April 11, 2012.


Fr. Stephen Sauer, S.J., liturgy scholar and pastor of the Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception in New Orleans, "The Roman Missal: A Look at the New Translation," May 15, 2012.  Here is the powerpoint used for the webinar. 


Tom Ryan, LIM Director,"Eucharist and Adoration," June 4, 2012.  


Jim O'Neill, LPC and LIM adjunct faculty, "'......AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF': The Minister's Challenge,"August 8, 2012. 

Dr. O'Neill references the Great Commandment and the importance of love and care for oneself.  His webinar was not recorded, but he recorded a podcast introduction to it and provided the text of his presentation.  


Dr. Bob McCarty, Executive Director National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, and Dr. Charlotte McCorquodale, President Ministry Training Source, presented a webinar on "Emerging Trends in Catholic Youth Ministry: The Pain and the Promise" on September 25, 2012.  

Have you noticed the changes in young people these past ten years? Our pastoral ministry with young people in schools and parishes has been greatly affected by the postmodern context. This webinar identified critical societal factors impacting our ministry, recent research findings on young people and Church, and elements of a new map for effectively responding to young people.  Click here for the powerpoint used in the presentation.


Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans addressed "Catholic Perspectives on Voting." 

This webinar took place on October 22, 2012, just over two weeks before the national elections, and at the same time as the third presidential debate, a Monday Night Football game, and the final National League Championship Series game, which are all referenced in the webinar. 


Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J. is Director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute of Loyola University New Orleans, past CEO of Catholic Charities USA, and author of several books including Doing Faithjustice: An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought.  His webinar on "Reflections on the Election" took place on November 14, 2012.  


 Dr. Daniella Zsupan-Jerome, Assistant Professor in the Loyola Institute for Ministry, addressed the topic of"What's New About the New Evangelization?" on December 4, 2012. 


Dr. Barbara Fleischer, Associate Professor in the Loyola Institute for Ministry and Instructor of Record for the Marketplace Ministry focus area, addressed the topic"Spirituality at Work"on January 10, 2013. 


Reverend William Barnwell, Episcopal Minister and Author, spoke on "'The Intrusion of Grace' in the Stories of Flannery O'Connor" with a special emphasis on the story "Revelation" on February 28, 2013.


Fr. James Carter, S.J., President Emeritus Loyola University New Orleans and Gerald N. Gastin Professor in Religion and Science, spoke on "God, Quarks, Tadpoles, and My Faith" on Tuesday May 14, 2013. The powerpoint used in his presentation.  


Dr. Michael Cowan, Professor in the Loyola Institute for Ministry, spoke on "Faith vs. Belief: Implications for Discipleship Today" on June 18, 2013.  

More information on Professor Cowan is available here


LIM Adjunct Faculty member and Director of Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Central Florida, Dr. Ben Berinti, C.P.p.S. spoke on on "Visio Divina: A Source for the 'Art' of Practical Theology"on August 20, 2013. 


Dr. Bob McCarty, Executive Director of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, and Dr. Charlotte McCorquedale, President of Ministry Training Source, spoke on "Go and Make Disciples: Strategic Directions for Ministry with the Young Church" on October 4, 2013. 


Ansel Augustine--Director of the Archdiocese of New Orleans Office of Black Catholic Ministry and LIM graduate--addressed the topic "Multi-cultural Ministry and the New Evangelization" on November 18, 2013. 


Dr. Gilberto Ruiz, Assistant Professor of Scripture in the Loyola Institute for Ministry, addressed the topic "The Challenge of the Infancy Narratives" on December 10, 2013. 


Loyola Institute for Ministry Professor, Dr. Kathleen O'Gorman, Instructor of Record for Religious Education and Religion and Ecology, addressed the topic "Epiphany: Overcome By the Wonder of It All" on January 7, 2014.


Michael Brough, Director of Strategic Engagement, National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management and graduate of the Loyola Institute for Ministry Extension program in Scotland, spoke about "Best Practices in Parish Leadership" on February 11, 2014.


LIM Director Tom Ryan addressed "Beads and Bodies: A Mardi Gras Spirituality for New Orleans and Beyond," on February 25, 2014.  


Sr. Julie Vieira, IHM of a Nun's Life Ministry addressed "I Have Called You By Your Username, You Are Mine: Reimagining Ministry and Vocation in an Online World" on April 8, 2014. 


Professor Theresa O'Keefe of the School of Theology and Ministry Boston College addressed "Youth Ministry in a Busy World," May 16, 2014. 


Ansel Augustine--Director of the Office of Black Catholic Ministry of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, graduate from the Loyola Institute for Ministry, and author of Sunday Prayer for Teens, 2014-2015 (LTP)--spoke on "Engaging the Next Generation of Ministry Leaders: Reaching our Youth and Young Adults," June 24, 2014. 


Dr. William Thiele is author of Monks in the World: Seeking God in a Frantic Culture (Wipf and Stock, 2014), founding spiritual director of the School for Contemplative Living in New Orleans, Pastor of Parker United Methodist Church, and adjunct faculty member for the Loyola Institute for Ministry.  He spoke on "Seeking God in a Frantic Culture" on August 12, 2014.


Sr. Dot Trosclair, O.P., Director of the Spirituality Center, Archdiocese of New Orleans, spoke on "What is Spiritual Direction?" on September 2, 2014.


Dr. Hosffman Ospino, Professor in the School of Theology and Ministry Boston College, spoke on "The Immigrant Church: Yesterday and Today" on October 14, 2014.


Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio, commentator on religious issues known as Dr. Italy and author of When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers (Servant Books 2014), spoke on "Meeting the Saints: Early Church Fathers, Who They Were and Why They Matter" on November 18, 2014. 


On December 2, 2014, LIM celebrated the publication of LIM Professor Daniella Zsupan-Jerome's book Connected Toward Communion: The Church and Social Communication in the Digital Age (Liturgical Press, 2014).

To purchase a signed copy of this book, please send a check for $25 to Book Purchase, Loyola Institute for Ministry, Campus Box 67, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA. 70118.  Proceeds from the book sale go to the Fr. Jerry Fagin Memorial Scholarship.


As a consultant in ecology for the Bishops’ Conference of Latin America, Fr. Eduardo Scarel, O.Carm. worked with then Cardinal Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, and has provided input into the Pope's forthcoming encyclical on creation. Fr. Eduardo is on the faculty of the Pontifical University of Argentina and of La Plata State University in Buenos Aires, Argentina.ip Fund. On January 23 he addressed the topic "My Friend the Pope and His Perspetive on Creation."

On February 19,2015, Diana Macalintal presented on "Prayer: Turning the Ordinary into Extraordinary Moments of Grace." Diana is Director of Worship for the Diocese of San Jose.  She is also author of The Work of Your Hands: Prayers for Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments of Grace and of Joined by the Church, Sealed by a Blessing: Couples and Communities Called to Conversion Together (both from Liturgical Press, 2014).


On March 3, 2015, Fr. Paul Manning presented on "Entrusting Ourselves to the Mission:  Mark's Gospel in Lent." Fr. Paul is Director of St. Paul Inside the Walls in the Diocese of Paterson, NJ.  He was the facilitator at the 2014 Summer Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership whose theme was "Leadership and the Mission of Jesus." 


On March 5, 2015, Br. Elliott Maloney, OSB, Professor. St. Vincent College and author most recently of St. Paul, Master of the Spiritual Life "In Christ" (Liturgical Press, 2014), gave a presentation about his book and responded to questions about St. Paul.


On June 30, 2015, Dr. Tom Ryan, Professor and Director, Loyola Institute for Ministry, addressed Pope Francis's encyclical Laudato Si' in a presentation entitled "Pope Francis on the Environment." 


On August 11, 2015, Cheridan Sanders, producer with the Canadian Salt + Light Television network, led a webinar with the title "Flipping the Script: Evangelizing By Telling Women's Stories."

Salt + Light is working with LIM on a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation entitled "Communicating Charism: Educating for Leadership and Social Media Capacity in Communities of Women Religious."  For information on it, see  


On October 8, 2015, Timothy O'Malley, Ph.D., director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy and concurrent professor in the Department of Theology at Notre Dame, led a webinar entitled "The Sacramental Gift of Family Life: A Theological and Pastoral Response to the World Meeting of Families."


On November 12, 2015, Juan Lorenzo Hinojosa, Ph.D. spoke on "Mission and Solidarity: A New Perspective." He asked participants to view this video ahead of time: "Healing and Empowering":  He is founder of Solidarity Bridge, a non-profit organization that trains and equips medical communities in Bolivia and Paraguay, empowering them to provide high-complexity surgery and other health care for those living in poverty. 


On December 3, 2015, Sr. Dot Trosclair, O.P., Director of the Spirituality Center, Archdiocese of New Orleans, spoke on "An Advent Spirituality."


On January 21, 2016, Dr. Sue Weishar, Migration Specialist for the Jesuit Social Research Institute (JSRI), addressed the topic of immigration and one of the activities JSRI does to promote encounter with and understanding of the experience of immigrants. The title of her talk was "Organizing Catholic Teach-Ins on Migration in Your Faith Community."  

For more about JSRI, please see


On March 7, 2016 and as part of National Catholic Sisters Week, the residents of Magnificat House presented a webinar entitled "A Discerning Faith:  Conversation with the Women of Magnificat House of Discernment."

Magnificat House is a community of women living together sharing prayer, meals, formation experiences and recreation as they discern God’s call. This webinar begins with a brief overview of discernment in the spiritual life and continues with reflections on how that gift is lived out in the Magnificat community.  


On April 11, Tom Roberts, Editor-At-Large with The National Catholic Reporter, spoke on "From Faith to Certainty: A Modern Catholic Journey." 


On May 16, 2016, Professor Michael A. Cowan, Ph.D., of the Loyola Institute for Ministry spoke on "A Practical Spirituality of Civic Life."

Dr. Cowan is a leading voice on civic life in the City of New Orleans and, as such, is Chair not only of the city's Ethics Review Board but also of the New Orleans Crime Coalition.  As Visiting Fellow at Oxford University, England and Trinity College, Dublin, he is also at work on a project to enhance civic life globally.


On November 16, 2016, Dr. Tracey Lamont, Assistant Professor in the Loyola Institute for Ministry, spoke on "New Directions in Young Adult Ministry."


On December 5, 2016, Deacon William Ditewig, Ph.D. gave an "Update on the Diaconate."  

Dr. Ditewig was most recently Director of Faith Formation, Diaconate, and Planning in the Diocese of Monterey. He has worked for the US Bishops on the Diaconate, has consulted widely in this area, and is  the author of books on a range of theological topics, including on the diaconate and the possibility of women deacons.  (The host's audio this month wasn't good and so the webinar required some editing. The question at 40:53 is about Radegund.)


On January 17, 2017, Debbie Shinskie, Director of the Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of New Orleans spoke on "Respect Life: Our Archdiocesan Approach." 

This was the first in a three-part Respect Life series.  


On February 6, 2017, Susanne Dietzel, Ph.D., Director of Eden House New Orleans, spoke on "Restoring Hope for Victims of Human Trafficking."  

This is the second in a three-part Respect Life series.  In general, the audio is good, though in parts it is a slight problem.  


On March 6, 2017, Fr. Allan Weinert, CSsR spoke on "Respect Life: Addressing the Death Penalty."

Fr. Weinert is former Editor-in-Chief of Liguorian Magazine and currently Parochial Vicar, St. Mary's Assumption Parish, New Orleans. The webinar was facilitated by LIM Professor Tracey Lamont. 


On March 23, 2017, Kate Hennessy, granddaughter of Dorothy Day, spoke in Loyola's Ignatius Chapel on "Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved By Beauty."

Her talk was also broadcast as a webinar, of which this is a recording.  She is author of the book by the same name published by Scribner.  


On April 27, 2017, Alan Demma, Sr. Teresa Daly, D.C., Michael Champagne of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, New Orleans addressed the topic "The Society of St. Vincent de Paul: An Invitation to Learn More." Go»


On June 12, 2017, Michael D. O'Brien gave a talk at Loyola entitled "The Role of Faith and Culture in an Era of Dehumanization: Renewing the Family, the Church, the World." Go»

O'Brien is a well-known artist of the word and image.  He paints icons and has published numerous books with Ignatius Press, including the popular Father Elijah series.  He was introduced by Fr. Sylvester Tan, S.J.  The link is to an audio of this talk.  


On November 29, 2017, Becky Eldredge spoke on "Advent: Anticipating Encounter, Awaiting Accompaniment" Go»

Becky is a LIM graduate and author of Busy Lives and Restless Souls: How Prayer Can Help You Find the Missing Piece in Your Life (Loyola Press). She spoke on key themes in Pope Francis's teaching through the lens of Advent. 


Paul Jarzembowski spoke on "Rising From The Ashes: Reconnecting Young Adults to Church through Moments of Return" on January 25, 2018.

Paul is Assistant Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministries, Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  His argument is that Liturgical seasons, in particular Lent, provide the Church with unique opportunities to encounter and accompany young adults in their late teens, 20s and 30s, especially those who have disconnected from the practice of the faith. Through intentional hospitality, building community, and journeying with families and individuals, pastoral leaders can transform moments of return into milestones along the way.  

Dr. Christopher Bellitto spoke on "Honoring Our Elders: A Biblical Spirituality" on March 6, 2018.  

Chris is Professor of History at Kean University in Union City, New Jersey.  He is author most recently of Ageless Wisdom: Lifetime Lessons from the Bible (Paulist).  He is also Academic Editor at Large for Paulist Press and Editor in Chief for Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition.  The powerpoint from his presentation is available here.  

Dr. Carol Ann MacGregor presented "From Nuns to Nones: The Lapsed Catholic in Socio-Demographic Perspective" on October 20, 2018.

Dr. MacGregor graduated with a Ph.D. in Sociology from Princeton University and studies Catholic K-12 education, religious non-affiliation, and religion and civic engagement; she is a member of the Loyola University New Orleans faculty. Her talk focused on  recent trends regarding the dynamics of disaffiliation in Catholics from a sociological perspective.

Dr. Tracey Lamont, Ph.D., facilitated a discussion "Online Teaching: Sharing Best Practices and Challenges" on March 24, 2020.

Dr. Lamont is Assistant Professor of Religious Education at the Loyola Institute for Ministry. Given the unprecedented effects of the covid-19 virus on teaching, Dr. Lamont invited teachers to share their successes and questions with others using digital means to enagage in the religious education of youth and young adults.

To view  a list of Resources for Teaching Remotely assembled by Dr. Lamont, GO»


Partnership with the Office of Religious Education, Archdiocese of New Orleans

“A Day’s Journey Through the Pre-Catechumenate and Catechumenate” was a workshop co-sponsored by the Office of Religious Education of the Archdiocese of New Orleans and LIM.  It took place on November 14 and was led by Mary Birmingham, a well-known speaker, author, parish minister, and LIM graduate.


Partnership with the Catholic Press Association 

In partnership with the Catholic Press Association, the Loyola Institute for Ministry co-sponsored a webinar with Fr. Tom Rosica, C.S.B. who is Chief Executive Officer of Salt+Light Television of Canada and English language assistant to the Holy See Press Office.  He offered reflections on Pope Francis in anticipation of his upcoming visit to the United States.  

In partnership with the Catholic Press Association, the Loyola Institute for Ministry co-sponsored a webinar on the Year of Faith on October 4, 2012. Presenters included Jeannine Marino, Program Specialist, Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; Tony Spence, Director and Editor-in-Chief of Catholic News Service; Laura Deavers, Editor and General Manager, The Catholic Commentator, Diocese of Baton Rouge.  Thank you to Fr. Pat McCloskey, O.F.M., Franciscan Editor and “Ask a Franciscan" columnist for St. Anthony Messenger, for the idea for this webinar.  Here is a list of Franciscan Media's Year of Faith initiatives provided by Fr. Pat.  Tom Ryan of the Loyola Institute for Ministry and Peter Finney, Executive Editor and General Manager of the Clarion Herald, moderated.  Listeners may need to adjust their volume for the different speakers, and the recording started part way into the program.

Presenters Fr. Elias Mallon, S.A. and Fr. Drew Christiansen, S.J offered a webinar on Christianity in the Middle East on September 26, 2012.  Fr. Mallon is external affairs officer for the Catholic Near East Welfare Association and the current chair of the Catholic-Muslim dialogue of the Archdiocese of New York. Fr. Christiansen is editor-in-chief of America Magazine, and for 14 years he advised the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Middle East affairs, first as director of the Office of International Justice and Peace and later as counselor for international affairs.  Tom Ryan of the Loyola Institute for Ministry and Peter Finney of the Clarion Herald and the Catholic Press Association moderated.  Listeners may need to adjust their volume for the different speakers.

In partnership with the Catholic Press Association, the Loyola Institute for Ministry co-sponsored a webinar on September 17, 2014 on "Digital Advertising for the Catholic Press."  It addressed the challenges and strategies of online advertising for the Catholic Press.  The presenters were Matt Gambino (Director and General Manager) and Matt Ferrare (Advertising Manager) of The following are available here:  the audio of the presentation, the accompanying powerpoint, rate card 1 and rate card 2 from