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September 8, 2011

Father Raymond Nobiletti, M.M., a priest of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, was a first responder on the morning of September 11, 2001, rushing to the World Trade Center from his rectory in Chinatown just after the first plane hit to help in any way he could. Ten years later he reflects on that day and the months that followed.  

September 2, 2011

Dear Friends,

On September 26-29, 2011, the Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada (ATS) will conduct a decennial reaccreditation review of Catholic Theological Union.  ATS is the official accrediting body for the school and it conducts this comprehensive review every ten years for member schools.  Protocols for the visitation encourage the school being reviewed to notify its wider public about this process.

September 2, 2011

Nearly two hundred guests gathered at CTU on Sunday, August 28, for a lecture and liturgy as part of the ongoing “Sundays at CTU” series.  Steve Bevans, S.V.D., Louis J. Luzbetak Professor of Mission and Culture, presented the lecture “Reaching for Fidelity: What It Means to Be Catholic Today.”

May 19, 2011

Are you, or is someone you know, a young adult discerning a life of service in the Church as a lay ecclesial minister, religious sister or brother, or priest?  Consider attending the Catholics on Call Young Adult Summer Conference 2011.  Geared towards 18-30-year-old contemplating lives of service, vocation, or ministry, Catholics on Call is currently accepting applications for their four-day summer conference.  The conference takes place at Catholic Theological Union, 5401 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, August 9-13, 2011.

May 10, 2011

Chicago, IL, May 9, 2011 –Catholic Theological Union will honor Mr. Harold Gershowitz, Sr. Mary Collins, O.S.B., and Rev. Thomas Coughlin, O.P. Miss., at its 43rd Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at 7:30 p.m.  The ceremony is held each year at K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Congregation in Chicago.  Nearly one hundred graduates representing twenty-two countries will receive certificates or Master level degrees in the areas of Biblical Ministry, Pastoral Studies, Theology, Divinity, and nine students will receive Doctor of Ministry degrees.

March 3, 2011

Lent is a very important time in the Christian community.  Many of us begin Ash Wednesday praying and holding good intentions to do a little something “more” to cultivate our spiritual life and make the world a better place.  But forty days is a long time! And, when one is as busy as most of us are, it is quite easy to – little by little – lose sight of our promises. We need the support of one another to follow our deepest desires.

March 3, 2011

Chicago, IL, March 3, 2011—The Board of Trustees of Catholic Theological Union will honor Archdiocesan priest and community leader, Monsignor Kenneth Velo, at the annual Blessed are the Peacemakers dinner Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Well-known in the city of Chicago, Monsignor Velo is someone who has the gift of bringing people together for the sake of the common good.

February 16, 2011

Join us for the annual Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Lecture beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

February 3, 2011

Catholic Theological Union will reopen on Friday, February 4.  All services will resume.

Thank you!

February 2, 2011


Due to continuing hazardous conditions, the school will remain closed on Thursday, February 3, 2011. All services, including the library and events, will not be available.