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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.
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 http://www.loyno.edu/assets/shared/images/css/icons/pdf.gif); background-color: transparent; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">powerpointused 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 http://www.loyno.edu/assets/shared/images/css/icons/pdf.gif); background-color: transparent; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">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. For the Powerpoint from the presentation, please click here.
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. Here's the handout referenced by Dr. Bob McCarty entitled "How To Talk To Young People About God."
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. He also made his powerpoint available.
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."
Partnership with the Catholic Press Association
In partnership with the Catholic Press Association, the Loyola Institute for Ministry co-sponsored awebinar on Christianity in the Middle East on September 26, 2012. Presenters included Fr. Elias Mallon, S.A. and Fr. Drew Christiansen, S.J. 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 andPeter 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 awebinar 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 listhttp://www.loyno.edu/assets/shared/images/css/icons/pdf.gif); background-color: transparent; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">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.
In partnership with the Catholic Press Association, the Loyola Institute for Ministry co-sponsored a webinar on October 25, 2012 by Paul Bernabei of Top 20 Training entitled "Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing." The webinar focused on how to identify top priorities (The Main Thing is to Know the Main Thing), how to stay focused on those priorities (The Main Thing is to Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing), the need to say "NO" and why we might find that difficult. Paul provided a http://www.loyno.edu/assets/shared/images/css/icons/word.gif); background-color: transparent; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">handout for the webinar.
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 CatholicPhilly.com. The following are available here: the audio of the presentation, the accompanying powerpoint, rate card 1 and rate card 2 from CatholicPhilly.com.