Women in Leadership

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

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


Catholic Women Preach


Summer 2022

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