Upcoming Events

The Louis J. Luzbetak, SVD Lecture 2023

    Online & In-Person

Where is the Center of World Christianity Today? The Five Frontiers of Mission and Theology   This lecture contests some of the settled claims about the shifting center of Christianity from the West to the Global South, particularly that Africa is the new center of Christianity. The lecturer engages some of the new methodologies for […]

Fifth Annual Paul Wattson Lecture


Probing our Ecumenical Journey with a Pan African, Women of Faith, Multigenerational Lens   The lecture will honour and probe the ancient and modern leadership of Pan African Women of Faith in the Christian movement of unity, justice, and mission in a forthcoming book by the lecturer. The lecture will focus on a multi-generational framework […]

Scotus Day Event: Franciscan Influence on the Market Economy

    Online & In-Person

The Franciscan vision of the economy, which had a remarkable development during the 13th-15th centuries, remains relevant today. This fact was recently recognized by Pope Francis when he convened a world meeting of young economists in Assisi, entitled “The economy of Francesco,” (online: Nov. 19-21, 2020) to promote a more fraternal economic system, more attentive […]

Sundays@CTU: Honoring the Legacy of Sheila McLaughlin


  SR. BARBARA REID, OP President of Catholic Theological Union invites you to attend a Sunday afternoon experience   Honoring the Legacy of Sheila McLaughlin: Finding Peace and Justice in Contemporary Liturgical Ministry Sheila McLaughlin directed the Bernardin Center at CTU from 2001-2017. During her tenure, she encouraged interfaith dialogue and formed young adults in […]

The Synodal Way, Going Forward: A Synod Debrief Conversation

    Online & In-Person

Synod Debrief Conversation From October 4-29, delegates from around the world gathered in Rome for concluding conversations in the Synod on Synodality. This historic gathering posed a number of questions communicated by the global Catholic Church throughout the compiled synodal documents: How are women represented and empowered in church leadership? How can the Church be […]

Memorial Liturgy of the Word – Cardinal Bernardin


A Memorial Liturgy of Word remembering Cardinal Joseph Bernardin This week marks one year since the passing of our beloved President Emeritus Donald Senior, CP. It also marks the 27th anniversary of the passing of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin. Join us online for a memorial liturgy to commemorate these profoundly important leaders. This is Virtual Event. Registration […]

Book Event – Bible, Interpretation, and Context: Reading Meaning from an African Perspective

    Online & In-Person

ABOUT THIS BOOK This book is a collection of essays that contribute to the debate on the contextual interpretation of scripture from an African context. The book engages biblical narratives from the lived experiences of Africans, insisting that meaning is attained only when people bring their daily experiences into their reading of scripture. The contributors […]

Ecumenical Prayer Service honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Building the Beloved Community

    In-Person & Online

Catholic Theological Union, Lutheran School of Theology and McCormick Theological Seminary are hosting an ecumenical prayer service on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 4pm in room 210BC. What better way and very appropriate since all three schools now reside under one roof that we come together to reflect on the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and our own "inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny."

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Varieties of Jewish Cultures


This panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Sasha Goldstein-Sabbah of University of Groningen, will feature experts on the Jewish communities of Iran, Yemen, and Morocco. After providing an overview of the history of Jewish life in the Middle East, Dr. Goldstein-Sabbah will facilitate a fascinating discussion that will explore the distinctive aspects of these ancient Jewish […]