Catholic Theological Union's On Care for Our Common Home seriesgives insight into Laudato Si' through select passages that illuminate Pope Francis' encyclical addressed to "every person living on this planet" for an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future. The series features reflections by faculty of Catholic Theological Union, and can be used by parish groups or discussion gatherings or for personal reflection. A Study Guide is available.
Inclusion in Worship: Welcoming Individuals of All Abilities as Active Participants in Liturgy and Ministry
A representative of Inclusion in Workshop, a partnership between the Archdiocese of Chicago and Pathways.org will present a workshop of practical ways that you can minister to individuals of all abilities.
Join the CTU community for an evening of fun, food, and festivity! Taste of CTU is an annual event with food and entertainment and an opportunity to celebrate the rich cultural diversity of CTU. If you are able, please bring food to share. Also, please share your gifts of song, dance, poetry, or any type of entertainment you can offer to reflect the richness of cultures at CTU. All are welcome!
Latin American liberation theology has gone through several stages over the past 50 years, from its initial articulation in the 60s and 70s, to a critical backlash in the 80s, to a proliferation of new voices and concerns in the 90s, and now, to what many see as a tacit acceptance by Pope Francis. How should we make sense of liberation theology today? What is its legacy, and how can people of faith continue to engage it in the next 50 years?
Speaker: Cláudio Carvalhaes, McCormick Theological Seminary
Moderator: Chris Tirres, DePaul University
In keeping with the Mexican and Mexican American Catholic prayer tradition of el novenario, CTU will remember Virgilio Elizondo on the ninth day since his passing. You are welcome to join us for prayer at 11:30 am in the Atrium on Wednesday March 23, 2016. Gracias. CTU Hispanic Theology and Ministry Program (HTMP) and the Oscar Romero Scholars Program
Please join the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago for an advanced screening of one episode of National Geographic's six part series "The Story of God," at CTU on Wednesday, March 30 at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30.
Join us for Critical Skills for Pastoral Leadership: Enhancing Management through Practical Wisdom presented in consultation with the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management. This three-and-a-half day seminar is open to men and women, lay, ordained and professed, who serve in a leadership capacity in church or congregational ministry. It will be especially beneficial for those in new positions of pastoral leadership.
The following topics will be presented and discussed:
• Theology of Leadership and Management – Stephen Bevans, SVD
"A House of Prayer para Todos los Pueblos:" Tony Alonso in Concert
Tony Alonso is a composer and theologian whose work responds to the diverse needs of the contemporary church. A Cuban-American Roman Catholic, his compositions embrace intercultural musical expressions and reflect a commitment to strong ritual song. Tony’s music appears in compilations and hymnals across Christian denominations throughout the world. In 2015, he composed the responsorial psalm for the first Mass Pope Francis celebrated in the United States.