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September 26, 2014

Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity at the Vatican, has appointed the Rev. Stephen Bevans, SVD, to a four-year term to the Commission on World Mission and Evangelization at the World Council of Churches (WCC). He is one of only four Catholics appointed to the Commission, which meets every 18 months. Fr. Bevans is the Louis J. Luzbetak, SVD, Professor of Mission and Culture at CTU.

July 29, 2014

Barbara E. Reid, OP, Vice President and Academic Dean of Catholic Theological Union (CTU), has been named the President of the Catholic Biblical Association of America (CBA). The CBA was founded in 1936 and has over 1500 members, including Catholics, Protestants, and Jews from countries all over the world. Since 1939 it has published the premier scholarly journal, Catholic Biblical Quarterly.

May 19, 2014

In May 2014, Pauline Books & Media released a DVD featuring CTU alum Dr. Mary Amore, Executive Director of Mayslake Ministries, titled Eucharist: A Journey of Transformation, Healing, and Discipleship. In this three-part series, Dr. Amore invites the viewer to encounter Jesus in the Eucharist in three ways: by being interiorly transformed, spiritually healed, and renewed in discipleship. The video is ideal for faith formation groups, parish missions, and individual retreats.

May 14, 2014

On May 20, 2014, Australian Catholic University (ACU) will award an honorary doctorate to John Pawlikowski, OSM, in recognition of his outstanding commitment to Christian-Jewish relations. This award is the University's highest honor.  

In addition, Professor Pawlikowski will be a featured speaker at ACU's International Theological Conference held May 26-29, 2014.  He will dialogue with Rabbi John Levi, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth Israel in Melbourne, on contemporary religious and social issues in the context of interfaith relations.

May 5, 2014
CTU President Emeritus Donald Senior, CP, was awarded the Order of Lincoln by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois in recognition of his professional accomplishments as a theologian and scholar and his years of public service, on May 3, 2014, in Chicago. Fellow 2014 Laureates are: John A. Canning, Jr.; The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton; Michael Krzyzewski; Newton N. Minow; Bernard Rands and Augusta Read Thomas; and Glenn F. Tilton.
February 14, 2014

On February 12, 2014, the Office of the Illinois Governor, Pat Quinn, announced this year's recipients of the Order of Lincoln, the state's highest honor for professional achievement and public service. President Emeritus Donald Senior, CP, was named in recognition of his contributions...

January 8, 2014

Congratulations to CTU Professor Gil Ostdiek, OFM, who was awarded the North American Academy of Liturgy's (NAAL) prestigious Berakah Award on Jan. 4, 2014.

January 10, 2013

On January 9, 2013, the Department of Theology and Philosophy of  Barry University, located in Miami Shores, Florida, conferred the Yves Congar Award for Theological Excellence upon Robert Schreiter, CPPS, CTU's Vatican Council II Professor of Theology. The Yves Congar Award for Theological Excellence recognizes the contributions of contemporary theologians who embody the spirit of Cardinal Yves Congar, OP (1904-1995), by working, writing, and teaching in light of the tradition while moving that tradition forward to meeting the challenges of today.

January 8, 2013

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Regina W. Wolfe as Associate Professor of Catholic Theological Ethics, effective February 11, 2013. This appointment comes with the unanimous recommendation of the Search Committee and Sr. Barbara Reid, O.P., Vice President and Academic Dean.  Regina received her Ph.D. in Moral Theology and Business Ethics at Kings College, The University of London.  She served on the faculties of St. John’s School of Theology, Collegeville, Minnesota, as well as at DePaul University and Dominican University in Chicago.

November 28, 2012

In November 2012, the Lilly Endowment Inc. awarded Catholic Theological Union a $250,000 grant as part of their Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Future Ministers. The funds will be used to help CTU with its current efforts to improve services to students in the area of financial aid and financial counseling as well as pastoral preparation for and access to future ministerial employment.