Catholic Theological Union

Catholic Theological Union (CTU) is a Roman Catholic graduate school of theology in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. It is one of the largest Roman Catholic graduate schools of theology in the English speaking world and trains men and women for lay and ordained ministry within the Roman Catholic Church.[6] It was founded in 1968, when three religious institutes united their separate theology programs to form one school.

Catholic Theological Union
Latin: Unio Catholica Theologica
MottoPreparing effective leaders for the Church, ready to witness to Christ's good news of justice, love, and peace.
TypePrivate, Seminary
AffiliationRoman Catholic
Endowment$44 million (2015-2016)[1]
ChancellorThe Reverend Donald P. Senior, C.P., S.T.D.
PresidentThe Very Reverend Mark R. Francis, C.S.V., S.L.D.
DeanRegina Wentzel Wolfe, Ph.D.
Academic staff
23 full-time, 8 part-time, 11 adjunct, 4 visiting[2][3]
Administrative staff
Postgraduatesca. 304[5]
Location, ,
AffiliationsAssociation of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS), Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS), DePaul University, Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas, University of Chicago Divinity School

Notable current faculty

Notable Former Theologians and Faculty


  • New Theology Review (NTR)
  • Theophilus: The Student Journal of Catholic Theological Union


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