Loyola University Maryland

Mission Week

Maryland Day

Maryland Day

Loyola will celebrate Maryland Day—an annual tradition—on March 19, 2021 honoring employees who have achieved key milestones at the institution. That day will serve as the cornerstone of Mission Week.

Milestone Breakfast
9-10:30 a.m., via Zoom (invitation only)
2020 and 2021 milestones will be recognized
Maryland Day Mass
12:10 p.m., Livestreamed or in-person registration required for Alumni Memorial Chapel
Maryland Day Convocation 
2-3:30 p.m., Livestreamed with additional viewing spaces to be announced
Featuring faculty excellence and AMDG Awards and special guest, Rev. Bryan N. Massingale

Rev. Bryan N. Massingale is the James and Nancy Buckman Professor of Theological and Social Ethics, as well as the senior ethics fellow in Fordham’s Center for Ethics Education. Prior to his appointment at Fordham, he was professor of theology at Marquette University. Father Massingale is a leader in the field of theological ethics. He is a past convener of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium and a former president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. He is a member of the board of directors of the Society of Christian Ethics and serves on the editorial board of Theological Studies, one of the premier Catholic journals of theology. He also served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Moral Theology and the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics. He is a current member and past coordinator of the North American Regional Committee of the “Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church” project.

Father Massingale is the recipient of four honorary doctorates and has held the Bernard J. Hanley chair at Santa Clara University. He is also the recipient of Marquette University’s highest award for teaching excellence (2009).

In addition to his academic pursuits, Father Massingale strives to be a scholar-activist through serving faith-based groups advancing justice in society. He is a noted authority on issues of social and racial justice, having addressed numerous national Catholic conferences and lectured at colleges and universities across the nation. He has served as a consultant to the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops, providing theological assistance on issues such as criminal justice, capital punishment, environmental justice, and affirmative action. He has also been a consultant to the National Black Catholic Congress, Catholic Charities USA, the Catholic Health Association, Catholic Relief Services, the Leadership Conference of Religious Women, the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, the National Catholic AIDS Network; and anti-racism teams Call to Action, and Pax Christi USA. He is an active participant in a network of Catholic thought leaders striving for fuller inclusion of LGBT persons in society and the faith community.