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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.
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.
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.
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, www.ctu.edu. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guests gathered at CTU on Wednesday, October 13 for a lecture by Dr. David A. Sánchez entitled “Artistic Expression – Hispanic Art and Latino Theology.” Sánchez, Assistant Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, is the author of From Patmos to the Barrio: The Subversion of Imperial Myths from the Book of Revelations to the Present. His lecture explored traditional Latino imagery in the murals of East L.A.