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.
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.
Statement of Solidarity and Support
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.
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.
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.
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.