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  • 01/26/2023 11:09 AM | Eli McCarthy

    Greetings Colleagues,

    I hope you are well.

    All the video edits and summaries from the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative 2022 fall webinar series (including Lisa Sowle Cahill, KC Choi, and young adult voices) are complete and ready for use in class or for student extra credit essays, etc.

    • All five videos are divided into speaker chapters, and the presentations run from between 15 to 29 minutes.
    • Speaker presentations are immediately followed by a slide that has three discussion/essay questions.
    • The 5 topics include: Why 'Nonviolence?' (includes 2 young adult speakers); Returning to and Exploring the Power of Nonviolence, Christian Foundations of Nonviolence (includes Lisa Sowle Cahill and KC Choi), Embracing Nonviolence: A New Moral Framework (includes Ukraine case and a speaker from Kenya), and Embracing Nonviolence: Transforming the Church.

    Your one-stop web page is Here you will find brief lecture and presentation summaries, a link to the video and a downloadable study guide.

    With Hope,
    Eli McCarthy
    Georgetown University

  • 01/24/2023 1:37 PM | Anonymous

    The CTSA prays for Alicia Marill who died on January 23.  

    Eternal rest grant unto Alicia, O Lord,
    and let perpetual light shine upon her.
    May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,
    through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

    Sr. Gloria L. Schaab, SSJ's letter to Alicia Marill's colleagues, students, and alumni at Barry University follows: 

    It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death last evening (1/23/2023) of Alicia Marill, DMin. Dr. Marill faithfully served the Department of Theology and Philosophy for more than twenty years, most notably as Doctor of Ministry Director from 1999 until her retirement. In addition to her vast contributions to the Department and to Barry University, Dr. Marill was tirelessly active in the Archdiocese of Miami and the community of Miami.  Among many other significant and extensive contributions, Dr. Marill was the  founder and president of Amor en Accion, supporting projects  of education, nutrition, health, evangelization and reforestation in Haiti. She served as a board member of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United   States and was elected a representative of the United States Catholic Church to the first Congreso Americano Misionero held in Parana, Argentina.

    Please remember Alicia’s family and friends in this time of deep mourning.

    Sister Gloria L. Schaab, SSJ
    Chair, Department of Theology and Philosophy

  • 01/23/2023 11:56 AM | Meghan J. Clark

    Sharing a piece I wrote for America Magazine on the "Doing Theology from the Existential Peripheries" global theology project of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. The North American working group included other CTSA members: Stan Chu Ilo (Coordinator), Jennifer Owens-Jofre, Bradford Hinze, Darren Dias, OP (as well as Jaime Waters, Bill Cavanaugh, and Tom Landry). There will be a session on the project at the upcoming Convention as well, all are welcome. 

  • 01/23/2023 11:00 AM | Fiona Li

    The Msgr. John Mary Fraser Centre for Practical Theology at Regis-St. Michael's Faculty of Theology in the University of Toronto will be having its 5th Annual Scarboro Missions Lecture on Thursday February 9, 2023 (7:30-9 PM).

    This year's presenter is Prof. Cyril Orji (University of Dayton), and his lecture is entitled: "Microaggressions and Racial Subtleties in the Story of Joseph and Potiphar's Wife (Gen. 39; Sarah 12): Resonances and Applications in a Contemporary Racial Climate."

    This is a hybrid event; please indicate whether you will join the event "in-person" or "online" on the registration form. For more information and to register, please visit our website:

    We hope to see you all then!

  • 01/19/2023 10:21 AM | Anonymous

    all for Essays (Vol. 18, 2023): “In the Wake of ‘We Remember’: Jews, Christians, and the Holocaust Today”

    The 1998 publication We Remember: A Reflection on the Shoah by the Catholic Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews was a starting point for many discussions on Jewish-Christian relations. As a result, what has happened in Jewish-Christian dialogue over the last 25 years? What trajectories did We Remember set in motion? 

    The editorial board of Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations invites essay submissions for a special section in its 2023 volume commemorating the 25th anniversary of We Remember. The editors welcome theological, historical, and personal perspectives on this document and its consequences for Jewish-Christian relations. Depending on the content, the essays may not be subject to peer review but will be published upon acceptance by the SCJR editorial team. Length: 500-3000 words. Deadline: June 1, 2023.


  • 01/19/2023 9:52 AM | Anonymous

    Fr Joseph Mueller, SJ has passed away peacefully at the Sacred Heart
    Jesuit Center after a brief struggle with illness at the age of 63. He
    is survived by his father, sisters, brothers, and many nephews and

    For more than 20 years, he taught theology at Marquette University and
    served as associate dean for academic affairs and later the rector of
    its Jesuit Community.

    In 2020, he was named the dean of the Jesuit School of Theology of
    Santa Clara University in Berkeley, California. At Santa Clara, Father
    Mueller recruited noteworthy theologians whose scholarship will have a
    profound impact on the future of the Church and obtained significant
    grants to enhance Latinx theology and ministry.

    A Detroit native who entered the Society of Jesus in 1982 and was
    ordained to the priesthood in 1993, Father Mueller received his
    bachelor’s degree from Marquette in 1981 and earned his doctorate in
    sacred theology from Centre Sèvres, Paris, in 2005.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m.
    at Gesu Parish in Detroit, Michigan.

    More information about Fr Mueller can be found in this announcement
    from Santa Clara University's president

    and the GTU's president:

    Announcement written by
    CTSA member Anh Tran, Jesuit School of Theology, Santa Clara University

  • 01/18/2023 1:11 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to CTSA member Thomas (Tom) Malewitz on the publication of his newly co-edited volume that has been recently released: Hollywood or History? An Inquiry-Based Strategy for Using Film to Teach World Religions (Information Age, 2023).

    It is the fifth volume in the Hollywood or History? Series which contains supplemental assignments using films and film clips to help engage junior-high and secondary students with curriculum topics in Social Studies and World Religions. The volume includes 19 chapters with assignments based on common core, state, and USCCB standards for curriculum topics surrounding Christianity, Judaism, Islam, First Nations, Hinduism, Buddhism, and African Tribal rituals.  

  • 01/18/2023 9:44 AM | Anonymous

    The CTSA prays for Marinus Iwuchukwu who died yesterday, Tuesday, January 17th.  

    Dr. Kristine L. Blair, Dean, McAnulty College  and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Duquesne University, wrote, "It is with profound sadness that I share the news of the death of Dr. Marinus Iwuchukwu, Associate Professor of Theology, who had taught in the Theology Department since 2008. A former Chair of the Department, Professor Iwuchukwu was an internationally recognized expert on interreligious dialogue and inclusive religious pluralism.

    Marinus' contributions to the CTSA include:

    Presenter, Professor Elochukwu Uzukwu, C.S.Sp.: Review of His Scholarship and Contributions to African Theology in the Last Twenty Years,2019 CTSA Convention.

    Chairperson, Local Arrangements Committee, 2019 CTSA Convention.

    Presenter, Latino/a Theology - Consultation (Joint Session with Black Theology Consultation), 2022 CTSA Convention, where Marinus raised the question, "What have Christian churches and their leaders of our age done to ensure that the most outstanding structural, psychological, economic, and institutional recrudesce of slavery are effectively ended, as well as restituted, restored, repaired?"

    Convener, Catholicity and Mission Topic Session,2016 CTSA Convention.

    Presenter, Spirituality and the Scandal of the Mundane Selected Session: Spirituality and the Scandal of the Mundane: Race, Racism and Religious Identity (2016 CTSA Convention).

    Eternal rest grant unto Marinus, O Lord,
    and let perpetual light shine upon him.
    May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,
    through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

  • 01/11/2023 8:59 PM | Christopher Pramuk

    Dear CTSA Colleagues,

    I'm reaching out in my capacity as the current President of the International Thomas Merton Society to ask a favor.  

    The ITMS is working hard to get the word out about the Daggy Scholarship Program, which covers registration fees for emerging scholars at the 2023 General Meeting at St. Mary's College in South Bend, June 22-25. If you know of any MA, MTS, MDiv or PhD students - certainly undergraduates as well - that have interest in Merton or the conference theme (Wisdom/Sophia and the Divine Feminine), please share the links below, one of which includes a poster announcement with QR Code that can be posted anywhere visible to students. Inquiries can also be directed to my email below. 

    Thanks so much for your help!

    Christopher Pramuk / Regis University /

  • 01/10/2023 2:03 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to member Peter Feldmeier on the publication of his book Wisdom from the World's Religions: A Guide to Basic Human Questions (Orbis Books, Dec. 2022).

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