Catholic Theological
Society of America

The John Courtney Murray Award

At the CTSA's annual convention, the Society honors one of its members for a lifetime of distinguished theological achievement through the conferral of the John Courtney Murray Award, named for one of its early Board members who was a major theologian in the American Catholic Church.  Nominations can be made by CTSA members each fall for the award to be given at the next convention.

Roger Haight, S.J.                                                 Award Citation 

2023 John Courtney Murray Awardee

Catherine Mowry LaCugna Award 

The Catholic Theological Society of America grants the Catherine Mowry LaCugna Award to new scholars for the best academic essay in the field of theology within the Roman Catholic tradition.

Susan Bigelow Reynolds
"'I Will Surely Have You Deported:'
Undocumenting Clergy Sexual Abuse
in Immigrant Communities"

2023 Catherine Mowry LaCugna Awardee

Ann O'Hara Graff Memorial Award
Awarded by the Women's Consultation in Constructive Theology

The Ann O’Hara Graff award was established to honor the life and recognize the scholarly commitments of our late colleague Ann O’Hara Graff, whose insight and passion combined to weave theology constructively together with life outside the academy. 

Each year the Women’s Consultation in Constructive Theology invites members of the CTSA to nominate a woman member of the CTSA whose accomplishments include the various types of woman-defined scholarship, and liberating action on behalf of women in the church and/or the broader community.

Ann O'Hara Graff Memorial Award and the nomination process.

Ann O'Hara Graff Nomination Form

Ann O'Hara Graff - Theologian, Educator, and Writer 

Cecilia González-Andrieu

2023 Ann O'Hara Graff Memorial Awardee

CUERG Distinguished Scholar-Leader Award
Awarded by the Committee for Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Groups

The award is granted annually at the CTSA annual convention to honor a member of the CTSA whose work as a scholar-leader has carried forward the theologizing of underrepresented and underrecognized communities in the academy, Church, and/or wider society.

History and Presentation of the Award
and the Nomination Process

Inaugural Event in 2024!
CUERG Distinguished Scholar-Leader Awardee

The inaugural award will be granted at the CTSA annual convention during the CUERG Luncheon. The honoree will offer a brief address to the CUERG members gathered at the luncheon.  

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