CTU continues Cardinal Bernardin’s ministry of reconciliation and peacemaking, interreligious dialogue, leadership development for the Catholic church, the consistent ethic of life, and the search for common ground in the church and the world. 

Bernardin Scholars

Developing future faith leaders

The Bernardin Scholars Program at CTU supports students who are committed to the same spirit of faithful service that Cardinal Bernardin showed to the Church and the world. 

Catholic Common Ground Initiative

Promoting dialogue and fostering understanding

Cardinal Bernardin’s last gift to the Church, the Catholic Common Ground Initiative promotes dialogue within the Catholic Church in the United States. 

Catholic-Jewish Studies Program

Encouraging a spirit of dialogue and respect

Through the Shapiro Lecture series and the annual Rabbi Hayim Goren Perelmuter Conference, world renowned scholars come to campus to speak on a range of topics related to theology, current issues, and culture. The Catholic-Jewish Studies Program allows students to experience Judaism outside of the classroom.

Catholic-Muslim Studies Program

Enhancing mutual understanding, respect and cooperation

The Catholic-Muslim Studies Program educates and trains dynamic scholars and leaders who can effectively promote mutual understanding, reconciliation, and cooperation between Muslims and Christians, in order to advance justice and compassion.

Contact Us

For general information, contact:
Peter Cunningham

Associate Director

Ph: 773.371.5432



Steven P. Millies


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