Fr. Phil Hurley, S.J. is university chaplain at Loyola University Maryland. Fr. Phil was pastor at St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church in Raleigh, NC from 2014-2022. From 2009-2013, he served as youth and young adult director for the U.S. office of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer), and directed the Hearts on Fire retreat program based on the Spiritual Exercises. A graduate of Baltimore’s Mount Saint Joseph High School, he also served as parochial vicar at Old St. Joseph’s Church in Philadelphia and taught at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, DC.
A founding member of the Jesuit Tracks music collective, Fr. Phil has also served in a number of part-time roles, including serving in chaplaincy work at San Quentin Prison in California, organizing pilgrimages for Magis/World Youth Day and the national Jesuit schools gathering at the March for Life, working at the Damien Social Welfare Center in Dhanbad, India, and the Jesuit Family Retreat Program at Blue Ridge Summit in Maryland.
A graduate of Loyola University Maryland himself, as an undergrad Fr. Phil majored in theology and minored in Spanish and biology. He is bilingual in English and Spanish and has spent time in Mexico, Chile and Bolivia as well as in Spanish-language ministry in the U.S. He earned an M.A. in Philosophy from St. Louis University and an M.Div. from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, CA.