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October 14, 2019:

Before the Book

Before the book, before the best sellers list (I wish!), before the publisher, before the manuscript, before the research, the reading, the deep thinking, and re-thinking, before proverbial pen is ever set to paper, there is a question. Sometimes just an inkling of a question, an intellectual tickle at the back of your mind that won’t go away. What if…? What might…? How do…?

May 12, 2016:

On April 27, 2016, at the annual Blessed are the Peacemakers Trustee Dinner, Carole Segal was awarded with the Diakonia service award. Chicagoan Carole Segal has committed herself in an extraordinary way to building bridges of understanding among the Abrahamic faiths. She is a Charter Member of the Bernardin Center Advisory Board and a longstanding friend to CTU. Mrs. Segal is also a devoted advocate of just immigration policies.

Thank you, my dear friend Andy. Thank you so very much. I am deeply moved and touched by your kind words.

May 9, 2016:

In 2005,  Daniel J. Berrrigan, S.J., was awarded the title of Doctor of Ministry, honoris causa, from Catholic Theological Union. The following is text from the citation presented to Fr. Berrigan by CTU President Donald Senior, C.P.

June 20, 2016:
  • Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB
    The Francis Effect: Forming Ministerial Leadership for Pope Francis’ Vision of the Church
    Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, President and CEO, Salt + Light Media presented this lecture at CTU's summer institute on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.  
  • Reverend Richard N. Fragomeni
May 22, 2014:

“Mercy and Truth Will Meet”: Horizons in Twenty-First Century Mission
Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S.

Symposium on Mission Honoring Francis Cardinal George

Catholic Theological Union
April 11, 2014


January 13, 2014:

This speech was delivered to the First Friday Club on January 10, 2014

November 7, 2013:

 “The Holy Spirit is the principal agent of the whole of the church’s mission.”

“Mission is finding out where the Spirit at work, and joining in.”

These two lines are from two of the most revered religious leaders of our time. The first was written by John Paul II in his landmark encyclical “The Mission of the Redeemer.” The second is from a speech to evangelical Anglicans by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. [1]

May 29, 2013:

Student Representative Christopher Leach delivered the following Graduation Speech at CTU's 45th Annual Commencement Ceremony.

Father Don, Sister Barbara, Members of the Faculty and Board of Trustees, and all of our friends and family members gathered here today, on behalf of the graduates I would like to thank you for being here with us. But most of all we want to thank you for having been here along this entire journey. Through the papers, the meltdowns, the all nighters, we have appreciated your love and support and are happy to be celebrating with you today.

May 2, 2013:
“New Evangelization” is a term becoming more and more familiar in Catholic circles. However, it is a term that many people often find confusing. “What is New Evangelization?” “Is it different from old evangelization?” “Didn’t the old evangelization work – is that why we have a new one?”
April 30, 2013:


What follows is the personal reflection of CTU’s Crown Ryan Professor of Jewish Studies, Rabbi David Sandmel.  Rabbi Sandmel was one of the CTU professors on an interreligious study trip to Jerusalem last January called “Abraham’s Children.”