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Forward in Faith – Campaign Celebration

January 22, 2023 @ 3:00 PM CT - January 22, 2023 @ 6:00 PM CT

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Sunday Eucharist

3:00 pm

Presider, Rev. Mark Francis, CSV

President Emeritus


followed by

Campaign Celebration Program

4:00 pm



The James and Catherine Denny Center

5416 South Cornell Avenue | Chicago, Illinois

Complimentary parking available in the CTU garage.

Program is in-person and virtual. Registration is required.

RSVP by January 17



In 2017, CTU set the Forward in Faith campaign goal at $16 million, with great determination and optimism. In April 2022, we surpassed this goal, raising more than $16.2 million from corporation communities, board members, life trustees, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends. This has been a remarkable act of faith on the part of our Catholic Theological Union community.


Through this generosity, we have established seven new scholarship funds and greatly enhanced our ability to attract and students from around the world. We have increased professional development and research funds, completed the endowment of faculty chairs, and funded ongoing faculty compensation. Lastly, we began leveraging new technology to enhance online engagement and thereby expand our reach.

Remembering Rev. Donald P. Senior, CP


Rev. Donald Senior, CP left an indelible mark on the Church and the world. As a biblical scholar, Fr. Don guided students in their work and helped ordinary Catholics see how the Word of God unfolds in their lives. As a priest engaged in ecumenical and interreligious affairs, he served as a bridge builder among people of varied faiths. He was the face of CTU, serving as its president for twenty-three years and as Scripture professor for fifty. On January 22, we will celebrate Fr. Don’s extraordinary life of leadership and his final chapter as co-chair of the Forward in Faith campaign.



Honorary Chairs                                         Co-Chairs

Cardinal Blase Cupich                                Daniel Murray

James and Catherine Denny                     Rev. Donald Senior, CP †

Gordon and Carole Segal


Members | 2017-2022

Francis Bomher                                           Very Rev. Joseph Nassal, CPPS

Mary Margaret Cowhey                             Christine Riley

Rev. Eddie De León, CMF                           Very Rev. Bernard Scianna, OSA

Rev. Robert M. Egan, CSV                          Patrick J. Unzicker

Gerald F. Fitzgerald, Jr.                               Robert H. Wheeler

William J. McNally                                       Regina (Gina) Wolfe


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