Catholic Theological Union
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Latin: Unio Catholica Theologica
MottoPreparing effective leaders for the Church, ready to witness to Christ's good news of justice, love, and peace.
TypePrivate graduate school of theology
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic
Academic affiliations
Association 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
Endowment$45 million (2020-2021)[1]
ChancellorDonald Senior, C.P.
PresidentBarbara E. Reid, O.P.
DeanFerdinand Okorie, C.M.F.
Academic staff
24 full-time, 27 full-time equivalent[2]
Administrative staff
Postgraduates225, 145 full-time equivalent[4]
Location, ,
United States
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Catholic Theological Union (CTU) is a private Roman Catholic graduate school of theology in Chicago, Illinois. It is one of the largest Catholic graduate schools of theology in the English speaking world and trains men and women for lay and ordained ministry within the Catholic Church.[5] It was founded in 1968, when three religious institutes united their separate theology programs to form one school. The institution has since gained the sponsorship of twenty-four religious communities. CTU is run and staffed by religious men, religious sisters, and lay men and women. International students constitute nearly one third of the student body.[6] Communicators for Women Religious has office space at CTU in Chicago.

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Coordinates: 41°47′52″N 87°35′09″W / 41.79778°N 87.58583°W / 41.79778; -87.58583