CTU values the perspectives and experiences that women bring to leadership positions in the Church. This past September 2022, the Bernardin Center hosted a crucial conversation called Discerning About Women and the Diaconal Vocation, where CTU alum Bernadette Raspante and current student and staff member Sr. Chioma Ahanihu joined scholar Phyllis Zagano in exploring the possibilities for women to become deacons in the Catholic Church.

CTU Names First Female President
Catholic Women Preach

Catholic Theological Union names first female president – Global Sisters Report, November 21, 2020

Meet Sr. Barbara Reid, OP, President of Catholic Theological Union

Faculty and Staff

Students and Alumnae

Dianne Bergant, CSA

Anita P. Baird, DHM

Maria Cimperman, RSCJ

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Sallie Latkovich, CSJ

Cynthia (Sam) Bowns

Kimberly Lymore

Jennifer Delvaux

Carmen Nanko-Fernandez

Mumbi Kigutha, CPPS

Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ

Rachelle Kramer

Barbara Reid, OP

Léo Lushombo

Claire Noonan

Christa Parra, IBVM

Lauren Schwer

Summer 2022

– Women and the Gospel of Luke with Sr. Barbara Reid, OP

Spring 2022

  • The Theologies of Karl Rahner and Elizabeth Johnson with Robin Ryan, CP
  • Black Spirituality: Writings of Sr. Thea Bowman and Dr. Howard Thurman with C. Vanessa White

May 2023

– Women and the Diaconate: A Liturgical Theology with Richard E. McCarron

Karen Ross, PhD
A Pathway for Tomorrow: Co-Creating the Church of Tomorrow at CTU