Our Religious Communities

An Innovative Union

The name Catholic Theological Union describes the very nature of CTU. In 1968, inspired by the spirit of Vatican II, three men’s orders, the Franciscans, Passionists, and Servites, decided to unite their respective theology schools. To reflect this innovative union of people, resources, and purpose, they called their new school Catholic Theological Union. In time, more religious communities joined the Union, and today there are 23 members. They form the Corporation that governs the school. In addition, other participating religious communities, who stand faithfully behind the school’s mission and operations, are listed here as well (identified by a *).


Learn more about each community using the links below:

Very Rev. Miguel Alvarez, cs
Missionaries of St. Charles/Scalabrinians
Province of St. John the Baptist
Very Rev. Mark Joseph Costello, OFM
Capuchin Franciscan Friars
St. Joseph Province
Very Rev. Quang Duc Dinh, SVD
Society of the Divine Word
Chicago Province
Very Rev. Tom Enneking, osc
Crosier Fathers and Brothers
USA Province of St. Odilia
Very Rev. Ruffino Ezama, MCCJ
Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus
North American Province
Very Rev. Mark Francis, CSV
Clerics of St. Viator
Province of the United States
Very Rev. James Gannon, OFM
Order of Friars Minor
Assumption BVM Province
Very Rev. Richard Kennedy, MSC
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
United States Province
Very Rev. Jeffrey Kirch, CPPS
Missionaries of the Precious Blood
Very Rev. John Thomas Lane, SSS
Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament
Province of St. Ann
Very Rev. Mark Marangone, sx
Xaverian Missionaries
USA Province
Very Rev. Don McEachin, CSSp
Congregation of the Holy Spirit
Province of the United States

Very Rev. Joe Moons, CP
Congregation of the Passion
Holy Cross Province
Very Rev. Lance Nadeau, MM
Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
U.S. Foundation
Very Rev. Thomas Nairn, OFM
Order of Friars Minor
Province of the Sacred Heart
Very Rev. James O’Shea, CP
Congregation of the Passion
St. Paul of the Cross Province
Very Rev. Anthony Pizzo, OSA
Order of St. Augustine
Midwest Province of Augustinians
Right Rev. Dane Radecki, O Praem
Canons Regular of Premontre
St. Norbert Abbey
Very Rev. Kevin Zubel, CSsR
Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer
Denver Province
Very Rev. Chris Saenz, SSC
Missionary Society of St. Columban
United States Region
Very Rev. Eugene Smith, OSM
Order of Friar Servants of Mary
USA Province
Very Rev. Mark Soehner, OFM
Order of Friars Minor
Province of St. John the Baptist
Very Rev. Rosendo Urrabazo, CMF
Claretian Missionaries
United States Province