Oct. 20, 2015
John Markey, OP, presents the lecture "Notes from the Road More Travelled: Doing Theology in a US Cultural Context." Fr. Markey proposes that, in the current century, U.S. theologians are faced with a mission to inculturate the Gospel and Christian Tradition in terms relatable to the cultural ethos of the United States, e.g. its unique patterns of thought, social structures, cultural narratives, and rituals. While Hispanics/Latin@s, African Americans, Asian Americans, feminists, etc. have continually served with an awareness of the need for contextualization, Euro-American academic and ecclesial theology has largely failed to analyze, articulate, and critique its own U.S. cultural context and to engage it in a serious evangelical and theological dialogue. Fr. Markey offers insights on how this process of contextualization might proceed. Recorded at CTU on October 12, 2015, for the annual Louis J. Luzbetak, SVD Lecture on Mission and Culture.
John Markey, OP, holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Divinity degree from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley, CA, and a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA.
Oct. 20, 2015
At this event, sponsored by CTU's Center for the Study of Consecrated Life, six panelists present their research and reflection on the topics below. This conversation is a follow up to the inaugural "Conversations We Must Have in Religious Life Today," which took place at CTU on April 14, 2015. This conversation was recorded at CTU on September 23, 2015.
Oct. 20, 2015
In times marked by increases in violence and intolerance, from Ferguson, MO to New York City, from Guerrero, Mexico to Northern Nigeria, what might African-American spiritual traditions offer to communities that are journeying in search of authenticity and wholeness? The lecturer is Dr. C. Vanessa White, Assistant Professor of Spirituality and Ministry and Director of the Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program. Recorded at CTU on Sunday, September 13, as part of the Sundays at CTU series.
Oct. 20, 2015
Dr. Ilia Delio, OSF, presents a lecture on "Evolution and the Primacy of Christ: From Scotus to Teilhard." How do we understand the meaning of Jesus Christ in an evolutionary universe? Franciscan theologian Duns Scotus said that love and not sin was the reason for the incarnation, an idea which influenced the thought of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. This lecture will explore the theology of Pierre Teilhard through the primacy of love and the emergence of Christ in evolution. Recorded live at CTU on October 6, 2015, for the Duns Scotus Lecture.
July 6, 2015
Today's podcast features a lecture by the Reverend Bryan Massingale, STD, on the topic of "Is Common Ground Possible in the Pursuit of Racial Justice?" Father Massingale is professor of Theological Ethics at Marquette University. This podcast was recorded as part of Catholic Common Ground Initiative's Msgr. Philip J. Murnion Lecture held on June 26, 2015.
June 29, 2015
Today we’re talking with Lupe Rodriguez de Gonzalez and Elia Cardenas from the Catholic Diocese of El Paso, Texas. Both are Distance Learning students who are enrolled in CTU’s online Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies Program. They’re in Chicago for CTU's annual Summer Institute and took a break from their studies to chat with us.
June 25, 2015
This podcast features a talk by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, a Basilian Father and CEO of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation. Fr. Rosica is the English language assistant to the Holy See Press Office, and he served as an official spokesperson for the transition from Pope Benedict the Sixteenth to Pope Francis. Fr. Rosica spoke at CTU on June 22, 2015, as part of a President’s Circle event.
June 19, 2015
Today's podcast features Sr. Sallie Latkovich, CSJ, on "What is Spirituality Anyway". Sr. Latkovich is an adjunct faculty member at Catholic Theological Union, as well as Director of the Biblical Study and Travel Program, and the Summer Institute. This podcast was recorded live on Sunday, June 7, 2015, as part of our Sundays at CTU, an experience of liturgy and learning series.
June 13, 2015
Sr. Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, renowned feminist theologian and Distinguished Professor of Theology at Fordham University, discussed ecology and other topics from her recent book, Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love. Recorded live on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Catholic Theological Union.
May 6, 2015
Dr. Paul Farmer, the 2015 Blessed are the Peacemakers Award recipient, addressed the CTU community on Wednesday, April 29. Dr. Farmer is an internationally renowned physician, anthropologist, and humanitarian. He is the co-founder of Partners In Health, an organization dedicated to creating a preferential option for the poor in health care. Dr. Farmer was honored with a Blessed are the Peacemakers Award at CTU's Annual Blessed are the Peacemakers Trustee Dinner.