Upcoming Events

St. Miles: A New Play on Black Sainthood by Jarrett King

    Staged Reading of a Play
5416 S Cornell

The Schreiter Institute at Catholic Theological Union Presents: A Staged Reading of “St. Miles”; A New Play on Black Sainthood by Jarrett King. St. Miles is a fictional narrative that playwright Jarrett King summarizes in this way: "What are protests if not a form of prayer? St. Miles is a fictional narrative that playwright Jarrett […]

Raising Asian Voices in Interreligious Dialogue


Raising Asian Voices in Interreligious Dialogue" is a program to reminds us of the importance of promoting inclusivity and diversity in interreligious dialogue and studies. The panelists will discuss the necessity to embrace different perspectives and cultures to engage in meaningful dialogue that fosters understanding and respect.

24th Annual Tolton Lecture “If Not for the Women”


The contributions of the women to the mission and growth of the Church are understated. If Not for the Women, engages the role of women in the Salvation story of the Christian movement supported by scripture and historical narratives. The cultural context of the role of Black women in the evangelization mission of Kingdom building […]

2024 World Mission Institute


Register to join us for the 2024 World Mission Institute “Kairos for Creation, Kairos for Mission: Hope for our Common Home”. This event will be held both in person and virtually on February 29th, 2024 at 6:00 pm CST.   EVENT SYNOPSIS Climate change presents humanity with a kairos moment, a critical moment in time when God is […]



Join us for a festive afternoon celebrating the Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program at CTU.

Sundays at CTU Lecture with Fr. John Kartje

    In-Person & Online

From grains to galaxies, “through him all things were made.” Join us for an exploration and celebration of the real presence of Christ’s Paschal Mystery that sounds and resounds throughout humanity and the entire cosmos.

For Love of the Broken Body

    Book Event
210 BC

Sister Chioma Ahanihu, Director of the Center for the Study of Consecrated Life, will join Sister Julia Walsh in conversation to discuss themes in Sister Julia Walsh's forthcoming spiritual memoir, For Love of the Broken Body. Possible topics include discernment and adjustment to religious life, integration into community life, the evangelical counsels, and the complexities of publicly committing […]

2nd Annual Gilbert Ostdiek, OFM Chapter of Mats Event

    Public Lecture
Room 304, CTU

THE INVENTION OF THE STIGMATA Lecture in celebration of the 8th centenary of St. Francis of Assisi's Stigmata At the death of St. Francis, Br. Elias announces the miracle of the wounds of Christ (stigmata) revealed on the body of Francis of Assisi. This miracle is further revealed by writers and artist, who attempt to […]

Deep Inculturation: Global Voices on Christian Faith and Indigenous Genius.

    Book Launch
Rm 339

Contributing Authors Ferdinand Ikenna Okorie, CMF, is Vice President and Academic Dean, and Assistant Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. He is the author of Favor and Gratitude: Reading Galatians in its Greco-Roman Context (Lexington Books, 2020), and co-editor of Bible, Interpretation and Context: Reading Meaning from an African […]

Spring 2024 Shapiro Lecture with Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal

    In-Person & Online

It's complicated! Network analysis and Jewish-Christian relationships in the Babylonian Talmud.   This talk will introduce a new set of methodological tools for understanding the connections between Jews and Christians in late antiquity. Together with a zoologist, Prof. Yossi Yovel, Bar-Asher Siegal will use network analysis, commonly used in sciences, to generate models of inter-religious […]

CSCL Spring 2024 Symposium

    Meeting/Conference | Liturgy/Prayer Service
Online & In-Person

"Moving Along the Arc: Women and Men Religious as Agents of Reconciliation and Transformative Action Towards a More Racially Just Church and World" Last year, together with The National Black Sisters’ Conference (NBSC), the Center for the Study of Consecrated Life (CSCL) at CTU began a conversation about the role of religious life in dismantling […]

Blessed are the Peacemakers Trustee Dinner

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

Join us for an inspirational evening as we honor two national leaders in immigration and refugee services. Donna Markham, OP and Elena Segura will receive CTU's highest honors at this dinner which will also highlight CTU's role in preparing religious and lay men and women to serve in this crucial ministry at this critical moment in time.