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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.

June 22, 2012

On June 20, almost 400 guests gathered for the annual Blessed Are The Peacemakers dinner to celebrate the esteemed 2012 award recipients. In addition to being business and civic leaders, Renée and Lester Crown, and Shirley and Patrick Ryan, have actively promoted interfaith understanding, a hallmark of CTU’s mission.

June 12, 2012

It gives me great pleasure to announce one of the 2012 Virgilio Elizondo award winners, mi Colega, mi Amiga y la Br. Jacoba a de mi comunidad franciscana, Carmen Marie Nanko-Fernández. As a true Tia-logian, Carmen has embodied the mission of ACTHUS in her research, teaching and activism within and outside the theological academy. Her 2010 book, Theologizing en Espanglish: Context, Community, and Ministry is a significant contribution to the advancement of critical theological reflection within the US Latina/o context. It gives voice to the lived faith of US Latina/os, both in its distinctiveness as well as its intersections with other cultural/theological movements.

May 21, 2012

Catholic Theological Union honored Mr. Terry G. Hillard, the Rev. Bryan N. Massingale, and Friar Louis John Vitale, O.F.M., at its 44th Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. The ceremony is held each year at K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Congregation in Chicago. Nearly one hundred graduates received certificates or Master level degrees in the areas of Biblical Ministry, Pastoral Studies, Theology, Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry degrees.