Saint Ignatius High School

Theology

From the history of the Church and the Jesuits, to Scripture, prayer, morality, and the life of Jesus Christ, the Theology Department helps young men understand and grow in their Catholic faith.

What I like most about teaching Theology at Saint Ignatius is the ability to share my love of Christ and His Church with my students. As I teach these young men, I have great hope in the future of our Church and our society.

Jim Brennan ‘85
Theology Department
Director of Irish Studies
Soccer Coach
Jim Brennan ‘85<br>Theology Department <br> Director of Irish Studies <br> Soccer Coach image

Theology is both an academic discipline and a spiritual enterprise.  Through the study of theology, students are invited to a deep, vibrant, and lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ and with His Church. The Theology Department is both contemporary and appropriate in presenting and promoting the teachings, traditions and sacramental life of the Catholic Church.  The unique element of service with a Catholic perspective is one of the greatest values offered through the Saint Ignatius Theology department. As a Jesuit school, Saint Ignatius alerts students to heed the cries of the poor, the helpless, and the oppressed; prepares students to be respectful of others and of opposing views; and prepares students for subsequent leadership in building the Kingdom of God.  Following the motto of the Jesuits, "To the greater glory of God," the Theology department strives to form men of faith for the Church and the world.

Special Topics 

  • Christian Manhood 

  • Studies in Christian Morality 

  • History of the Catholic Church 

  • Studies of Social Justice in Ireland

Related Opportunities 

  • Saint John Berchmans Altar Servers

  • Sophomore Service

    All students are required to complete Sophomore Service, a structured service-learning program that introduces young Ignatius men to the needs of the community around them. Students are placed at service sites around the west side of Cleveland.

  • Lessons From Loyola Hall

    Theology teacher Tom Healey ’77 writes a post twice each week for his blog, “Lessons from Loyola Hall.” His themes include campus life, Catholic teaching, Sunday’s Gospel readings, Ignatian tradition and events from his own life.

Theology Faculty & Staff