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
STARTS: Monday, February 29, 2016 at 4:00 PM ENDS: Monday, February 29, 2016 at 6:30 PM
5416 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago, IL 60615 (see map)
Room 210 A & B
Description: Please join us for an evening of mercy with two of the brothers of the renowned Taizé Community in France, which was formed after World War II in response to a need for peace and reconciliation in the world.
The event will start with a lecture and dialogue with the brothers, move into an ecumenical prayer service in the Spirit of Taizé, and end with a simple reception.
STARTS: Monday, March 21, 2016 at 4:00 PM ENDS: Monday, March 21, 2016 at 5:00 PM
5416 S. Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615 (see map)
The Judeo-Christian tradition posits the origin of the universe as a divinely intended and realized moment that attains fulfillment in the saving mystery of the risen Christ. In popular perception this movement unfolds with predictable linearity. The intense debate on global warming and climate change stresses the imperative and urgency of “saving the planet,” a rhetoric that contains resonances of God’s promise to re-create or create the earth anew. Viewed through the prism indigenous religions, creation-salvation axis forms a “soteriological loop” that understands creation as regeneration. The dynamic components of this loop offer some innovative thinking as part of the contribution of systematic theology to the discourse on climate change and integrity of creation.