Father Heft Delivers Loyola University’s Presidential Centennial Lecture


Marianist Father James Heft is not optimistic about the future of Catholic universities, but don’t take that the wrong way.

“I am a person of hope,” he told a crowd at Loyola University on Jan. 16. “I am not an optimist because optimism and despair already know the story. Hope is open, confident, almost cocky about the future. I am confident in the future.”

Father Heft spoke as part of Loyola’s Presidential Centennial Guest Series, and he shared his message of hope during a talk titled “The Church, Bishops and Theologians: A Dynamic Tension.”

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