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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.

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.