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  • 12/07/2023 6:11 PM | Kathleen Bellow

    Announcing the Institute for Black Catholic Studies

    Summer Session: June 30-July 2024.

    Established in 1980, the IBCS is a school of pastoral theology and ministry that meets in the summer on the campus of Xavier University of Louisiana. During the three-week semester, students are immersed in Black Catholic studies supported by a rich community life of prayer, worship, and culture. The Institute offers two tracks: the ThM Degree Program and the Continuing Education and Enrichment (C&E) Programs. For more information, refer to the 2024 Brochure at  file:///C:/Users/kdbellow/Downloads/2024-IBCS%20brochure%20(3).pdf, go to the IBCS website or call the Institute office at 504/520-7691.

  • 11/29/2023 3:12 AM | Karen Kilby

    Durham University’s Centre for Catholic Studies, in partnership with the Franciscans Families of the UK and Ireland, are pleased to announce registration is now open for the forthcoming international conference:

    The Franciscan Tradition: Retrieval and Innovation

    The Second International Franciscan Studies Conference.

    Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 March 2024

    Durham, UK

    Confirmed speakers include:

    Margaret Carney, OSF (St Bonaventure University)

    Johannes Freyer, OFM (University of San Diego)

    Mary Beth Ingham, CSJ (Loyola University Maryland)

    John McCafferty (University College Dublin)

    William Short, OFM (University of San Diego, and Collegium Sancti Bonaventurae, Rome)

    Giuseppe Buffon, OFM (Pontifical Antonianum University)

    The draft conference schedule, and registration details can be found at 

    The standard conference package including registration, refreshments, and conference meals is £190.  (Reduced student package at £160.)  Details of accommodation options are available on the website. 

    Registration closes on 18 February 2024.

    Please direct any queries about this conference to Brian Casey –  

  • 11/27/2023 7:19 AM | Karen Kilby

    The Distance Learning programmes in Catholic Theology, led by Durham University’s Centre for Catholic Studies (CCS) and world leading Department of Theology and Religion, are designed so that participants can work through material at their own pace, studying equally well in any time zone and in many different life situations, alongside work, ministry, family or caring obligations. 

    Students can now enrol for 2024-25 for a Postgraduate Certificate, a Postgraduate Diploma, or the full MA. The programme is suitable both for those who have studied Theology before and for those who have a background in a related discipline, including for instance History, English, Law, or Philosophy.

    The CCS are pleased to be able to offer a Bursary Fund specifically to support students on these distance learning programmes in 2024-25.

    Full details of the programme are available at:

    If you have any questions about these Distance Learning programmes, please do not hesitate to contact

  • 11/15/2023 6:41 PM | B. Kevin Brown

    Last year the CTSA Board recommended that, following the publication of this year's volume of the CTSA Proceedings, I begin to share with the CTSA membership some of the Proceedings readership data that I share with the Board in my semi-annual editor's reports. Beginning this month, I'll be sharing monthly readership data periodically on the CTSA Newsfeed. As a reminder, every volume of the CTSA Proceedings is available online at

    Readership Data For September 2023

    Readership Data For October2023

  • 11/13/2023 3:41 PM | Tracy Sayuki Tiemeier

    Loyola Marymount University's faculty senate and the College Council of LMU's Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts have endorsed motions to support a Just Employment Policy. This is in response to a plea by LMU Solidarity/Solidaridad, an umbrella social justice group comprised of students, staff, and faculty, to adopt a just employment policy along the lines developed at Georgetown's Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor. See the Just Employment Project. Additionally, members of LMU's non-tenure track faculty have just gone public with their union drive. CTSA members who would like to support these efforts can contact LMU's of the president.

  • 11/13/2023 6:45 AM | Anonymous

    "Envisioning Theology with Many Centres/Centers" &
    Book Launch of Beyond the Analogical Imagination:
    The Theological and Cultural Vision of David Tracy

    Monday, December 5, 2023
    Online Conference: 7:00 - 10:00 (Chicago)
    Book Launch 12:30 (Chicago)

    Over three decades ago, the North American theologian David Tracy (bn 1939) described theology as a “conversation between many centers” in a time when “the Western center cannot hold” anymore.

    All are invited to hear three young theologians and philosophers of religion – Simone Kotva (University of Oslo), Isabella Bruckner (Pontifical Athenaeum of Saint Anselm, Rome), and Yin-An Chen (Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide) – introduce their own visions of theology in a world of many centres/centers.

    The meeting will also explore critically some implications of David Tracy’s own theological and cultural vision on this question in conversation with contributors to Beyond the Analogical Imagination: The Theological and Cultural Vision of David Tracy (Cambridge University Press, 2023).

    Compered by the editors of this newly published volume (Barnabas Palfrey and Andreas Telser), this event is digitally hosted by the Research Center “Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society” at the University of Vienna, and co-sponsored by the Lumen Christi Institute, Chicago.

    Click here to access details.

  • 11/07/2023 10:50 AM | Anonymous

    The CTSA prays and mourns beloved member Richard "Rick" Gaillardetz, CTSA President in 2013 - 2014) who died early this morning.  

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

    The CTSA's Proceedings includes Rick's work:

    The Francis Moment: A "Kairos" for Catholic Ecclesiology (Presidential Address, 2014).

    Investigations regarding "When the Magisterium Intervenes": Exercise of the Magisterium in Contemporary Social and Ecclesial Contexts (2011, R. Gaillardetz, Convener and Moderator)

    Re-imagining the Ecclesial / Prophetic Vocation (2010) by Catherine E. Clifford and Richard R. Gaillardetz

    When the Magisterium Interenes... ( 2010, R. Gaillardetz, Convener)

    "When the Magisterium Intervenes...": Investigations regarding the exercise of the Magisterium in Contemporary Social and Ecclesial Contexts (2009, R. Gaillardetz, Convener)

    Wake & Vigil: Wednesday, November 15, 4 - 8 p.m
    Gormley Funeral Home
    Wake 4  - 7:15 p.m.; Vigil Service 7:15 - 8 p.m.

    Funeral: Thursday, November 16, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
    Live Stream Link:
    St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church
    28 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill

    Reception: 11:15 - 2 p.m. 
    Gasson Hall, 140 Commonwealth Ave.

  • 10/17/2023 9:49 AM | Neomi D. DeAnda
    The Marian Library and the International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) at the University of Dayton are accepting applications for short-term fellowships to support research and artistic creation using the Marian Library’s collections and the expertise of the International Marian Research Institute. These fellowships, made possible by a generous gift from the Marianist Province of the United States and additional support from the Marian Library and the International Marian Research Institute, illustrate the continued partnership between the Marian Library and IMRI to promote scholarship in Marian theology and related topics.
    Application deadline for Summer 2024 fellowships: Monday, Jan. 15, 2024
    Questions may be addressed to

    Information may be found at the following links:

  • 10/13/2023 1:54 PM | Kevin P. Considine

    April 18-19, 2024


    "Moving Along the Arc: Women and Men Religious as Agents of Reconciliation and Transformative Action Towards a More Racially Just Church and World"

    Last year, together with The National Black Sisters’ Conference (NBSC), the Center for the Study of Consecrated Life (CSCL) at CTU began a conversation about the role of religious life in dismantling racial injustice. CSCL collaborated with the NBSC on a webinar series and have only begun to scratch the surface of these topics. Now, we want to hear from you!

    The original sin of racism in the United States is surging and those in consecrated life have a critical role to play in systemic healing through their own growth in becoming more strongly promoters of justice, opposing anti-racism, and through enabling others to do so through their ministries, and through programs dedicated to reparations. We invite papers that explore the intersection of racial/ethnic identity, anti/racism, social justice and religious life. We welcome submissions from both men and women religious. 

    CTU is blessed with an extensive network of educational institutions, religious orders, institutes, and nonprofit organizations focused on religious life. By emboldening this network in racial justice and reconciliation through this symposium, we can make an even greater difference.

    The symposium will take place at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago on April 18-19, 2024 with a keynote presentation from Fr. Bryan Massingale, STD of Fordham University.  

    For consideration, paper proposals must be submitted to no later than November 30, 2023 containing the following information:
    • Author(s) name(s) and contact information
    • Year of Ph.D. or graduate student status
    • Title and an abstract no longer than 300 words
    Click Here to Submit

    Questions? Contact Director Chioma Ahanihu at

    The Center for the Study of Consecrated Life serves as a theological, academic, and pastoral resource for engaging contemporary issues and realities in consecrated life today from a global perspective. The goal of CSCL is to dynamically engage in research and dialogue, and to support events, publications, and other programming that engages with religious life. 

  • 10/13/2023 9:33 AM | Karen Kilby

    The Centre for Catholic Studies (CCS) at Durham University (UK) has opened applications for its Scholarships and Bursaries in Catholic theology and Catholic studies for 2024/25.  Applications are welcome from home and international students. Available awards include:

    • Up to FIVE Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ) Bicentenary Scholarships for full-time or part-time MA and PhD candidates in Catholic Theology or Catholic Studies.  Each award includes full tuition fees (at the UK/Home rate) and a maintenance allowance of up to £17,000 per annum (pro rata).
    • ONE three-year Louis Lafosse PhD Scholarship funded by the Sisters of the Religious of Christian Education.  The award included full tuition fees (at UK/Home rate) and an annual maintenance grant of up to £13,850 per annum (pro rata).

    The closing date for applications for the FCJ and Louis Lafosse scholarships is Sunday 18 February 2024. New candidates for a postgraduate degree within the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University must also complete a standard DU application for postgraduate admission with all supporting documents by Sunday 28 January 2024.

    Full details of all the awards available, including eligibility criteria and an application form, are available at Funding - Durham University

    Any queries, please contact 



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