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April 19, 2017

CHICAGO – Catholic Theological Union (CTU) will honor Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, CM, with its Diakonia award and Monica McWilliams with the Blessed are the Peacemakers award. Each year, CTU presents its Diakonia service award to a distinguished Chicagoan whose service has made a positive and important contribution to the common good of Chicago and the nation.CTU will celebrate its annual Blessed are the Peacemakers Trustee Dinner on April 26, 2017 at the Hilton Chicago.

April 19, 2017

CHICAGO – Catholic Theological Union (CTU) will honor Monica McWilliams with the Blessed are the Peacemakers award for her tireless witness for peace in Northern Ireland, her efforts to combat domestic violence, and her current involvement with the pressing humanitarian crisis of international refugees. Each year, an institution or individual whose accomplishments and commitments reflect the values of the mission of CTU, particularly in the areas of reconciliation, justice, and peacemaking, is honoredwith the Blessed are the Peacemakers Award.

April 5, 2017

Statement of Solidarity and Support

March 1, 2017
Committed to Fighting Hatred in all Its Forms
Since its founding in 1968, Catholic Theological Union has emphasized the importance of inter-religious dialogue as an essential aspect of preparation for priests and lay ministers in the Catholic Church.
April 27, 2016
On April 27, 2016, Catholic Theological Union (CTU) will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Blessed are the Peacemakers Trustee Dinner at the Hilton Chicago. The dinner was established in 1991 and honored prominent Catholic theologians, advocates, and philanthropists. In 1999, with the honoring of Mrs. Lea Rabin, CTU began to celebrate peacemakers from other faith traditions who provided leadership in the international arena as well as locally and nationally.
March 21, 2016

Colleen Kennedy, the former director of advancement at Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC), has joined the staff of Catholic Theological Union (CTU) and will oversee all fund development activities for the institution. Kennedy previously served as a board member of the Peacebuilders Initiative, a program of the Bernardin Center at CTU that prepared hundreds of young people for active leadership roles in peacemaking and reconciliation.

November 30, 2015

CTU academic dean and general editor of new series provides insight into launch of feminist interpretation of the Bible

CHICAGO – On November 22, 2015, Liturgical Press released the first three volumes of The Wisdom Commentary, the first scholarly collaboration to offer detailed feminist interpretation of every book of the Bible. The general editor of what will be a 58-volume series is Sister Barbara Reid, O.P., vice president and academic dean of Catholic Theological Union (CTU) at Chicago. Reid is a renowned Scripture scholar and also a professor of New Testament Studies at CTU.

May 1, 2015

CHICAGO – Catholic Theological Union (CTU) will present an honorary Doctorate in Theology to Luis Antonio Tagle, Cardinal Archbishop of Manila, Philippines, at its 47th annual commencement ceremony. Honorary degrees are conferred annually by the faculty and Board of Trustees upon individuals whose contributions to the fields of scholarship and service reflect the values to which Catholic Theological Union is committed.

April 28, 2015

CHICAGO – The Rev. Donald P. Senior, C.P., currently president emeritus of Catholic Theological Union (CTU), has been named chancellor by the CTU Board of Trustees and Corporate Members. The appointment was formalized at the Board of Trustees meeting on April 27, 2015. The role of CTU’s chancellor will be to represent the institution at various external events at the request of the president.