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January 31, 2011


CHICAGO, ILAs it has been reported, a tour group led by Fr. Donald Senior, C.P., President of Catholic Theological Union, has been in Egypt since Tuesday, January 18. The news from the group has been minimal throughout this time due to the interruption of email and cell phone usage.

We are pleased to announce that we have heard from Fr. Senior this morning:

Dear Friends,

December 28, 2010


December 22, 2010

This past August I was in Bethlehem, the city we think of this season. With me were twenty-four pilgrims, a special group of people with disabilities: several in wheelchairs because of paralysis, one woman without a larynx who could speak only in whispers, one woman who could not hold up her head, one young man who had Down’s syndrome, although it did not dim his radiant smile or his mother’s devotion to him.

December 14, 2010

Join us for a reception on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 to celebrate the opening of “Dream Big,” the Winter exhibition at Catholic Theological Union’s Mary-Frances and Bill Veeck Gallery.  The reception, which will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., will feature a talk by the artist at 6:30 p.m.

November 16, 2010

Lk 10:2 “The harvest is rich, but the laborers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send laborers to do the harvesting.”

These words are inscribed on the 2010 Harvest Award presented to Catholics on Call at the National Religious Vocation Conference Convocation 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio, on November 7, 2010. The award was received by Rev. Robin Ryan, C.P., founding director of the program.

November 11, 2010

Catholic Theological Union, the largest Roman Catholic graduate school of theology and ministry in the United States, is pleased to announce the official launch of its new website, which can be found at the existing URL, The updated site provides visitors with detailed descriptions about the various academic offerings at CTU, as well as up-to-date information regarding CTU’s many community-oriented programs and events.

October 25, 2010

At the Arab American Business & Professional Association 5th Annual Dinner on October 20, 2010, CTU's president, Rev. Donald Senior, C.P. was honored along with four others as an Outstanding Leader in the community.

October 22, 2010

The College of Mount St. Joseph honored Barbara E. Reid, O.P., Ph.D., with the 2010 St. Elizabeth Seton Medal on Wednesday, October 20, 2010. Sister Barbara presented a lecture titled “Reading the Scriptures with the Mind, Eyes and Heart of a Woman” following the ceremony.  

October 21, 2010

Approximately two hundred guests gathered at Catholic Theological Union on October 15 for Eco y Testimonio, a celebration of the Romero Scholars Program.  For sixteen years the Oscar Romero Scholarship Program has offered full tuition scholarships to Hispanic/Latino/a men and women studying for graduate degrees in theology and ministry at CTU.  Upon graduation, Romero Scholars commit to three years of ministry within the Archdiocese of Chicago, a co-sponsor of the program.

September 24, 2010

All are invited to participate in a two-day conference on Thursday, November 4, and Friday, November 5, sponsored by the Catholic Common Ground Initiative of the Bernardin Center at Catholic Theological Union and the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology at DePaul University.