Living our witness in the world

Mission / Vision

You're hungry for something deeper

We understand. At CTU, we are impelled by the message of Jesus Christ to be a transformative force in the Church and world. Will you join us?

The mission of Catholic Theological Union is to prepare effective leaders for the Church, ready to witness to Christ’s good news of justice, love and peace.

Our Story

We answered the call

In 1964, Cardinal Leo Joseph Suenens of Belgium spoke at the University of Chicago and urged that seminaries of the future might be urban based, in the context of a great academic center, and ecumenical in spirit…

Meet the President

A message from Rev. Mark Francis, CSV

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Catholic Theological Union. The opportunities here for learning, friendship, and spiritual nourishment are many and varied. Our graduate…

Chicago & Hyde Park

Your gateway to a global city

There’s nothing like a rich tapestry of 9 million people to provide opportunities for diversity, engagement and cultural enrichment. Through CTU, you will be instantly connected to ministries across the Chicagoland area…