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  • 09/30/2022 7:34 AM | Francis X Clooney, SJ (Administrator)

    Good morning. Maddison Reddie-Clifford, Executive Secretary of INSeCT, has asked us CTSA members to take note of two important lectures on October 12. See below information on the October 12 lectures and how to register. The October 12 lectures are explained in more detail at the link Maddison gives, as is the whole series. I told Maddison, and INSeCT President Ruben (Sonny) Mendoza, that we would all take note of this series - any maybe even attend by Zoom, despite the difficult spread of time zones (eg, the lectures will be at 3am Boston time!)

    The CTSA of the future will thrive all the more insofar as we engage in real and regular conversation with our colleagues in all parts of the world, so let us pray and think with INSeCT as this series proceeds.

    Frank Clooney, SJ (CTSA President)

    The International Network of Societies for Catholic Theology (INSeCT)

    cordially invites you 

    to its online lecture series

    with the theme,

    “Decolonizing Theologies, Decolonizing the World.”

    The lectures will be held on 12 October 2022, Wednesday, 0700 GMT/UTC (0900CEST Germany / 0800WAT Nigeria  / 1230IST India / 1500PHST Manila / 1800AEDT Melbourne / 0000PDT LA / 0300EDT NYC / 0400BRT Rio de Janeiro).  

    Kindly register in advance for the webinar:

    Sincerely, Maddison Clifford, INSeCT Executive Secretary

  • 09/26/2022 6:55 PM | Anonymous

    Jessica Coblentz and Daniel P. Horan, OFM, eds., The Human in a Dehumanizing World: Reexamining Theological Anthropology and Its Implications (Orbis Books, 2022).

    Kevin C. Baxter & David E. DeCosse, eds., Conscience & Catholic Education: Theology, Administration, & Teaching (Orbis Books, 2022).

    Richard R. Gaillardetz, Thomas H. Groome, and Richard Lennon, eds., Priestly Ministry and the People of God: Hopes and Horizons (Orbis Books, 2022).

    Roger Haight, S.J., The Nature of Theology: Challenges, Frameworks, Basic Beliefs (Orbis Books, 2022).

    Stan Chu Ilo, ed., Handbook of African Catholicism (Orbis Books, 2022).

    Thomas P. Rausch, S.J., Pope Benedict XVI: The Significance of His Theological Vision (Paulist Press, 2022).

    Elizabeth T. Vasko and Lyndsie Ferrara, True Crime and the Justice of God: Ethics, Media, and Forensic Science  (Orbis Books, 2022).


  • 09/26/2022 3:24 PM | Kevin P. Considine

    The Robert J Schreiter, CPPS, Institute for Precious Blood Spirituality at Catholic Theological Union invites contributions to a symposium focused on a praxis of reconciliation, rooted in Schreiter’s groundbreaking work, that examines reconciliation through the lenses of trauma, culture, and spirituality.

    Our symposium, A Praxis of Reconciliation: Trauma, Culture, & Spirituality, will explore opportunities and challenges for interculturally recognizing, narrating, and healing various manifestations of trauma in praxes of reconciliation and restorative justice.  Schreiter’s work balanced scholarly rigor with practical effectiveness and spiritual guidance and this symposium will continue in that pathway.  Each panel will be composed of one established scholar, one artist or practitioner, and one graduate student or young scholar, each of whom will do a presentation on their understanding of their session’s topic through their own work and then a facilitator will bring everyone into mutually constructive dialogue. 

    The event will take place at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago on May 12-13, 2023.  Keynote remarks will be offered on the night of May 12 by Dr. Susan Abraham. May 12 will bring a daylong conversation among symposium participants and May 13 will bring a half-day conversation and a site visit.  That conversation will be organized into four topical seminar-style sessions.

    We invite papers from current graduate students and recent Ph.D. recipients (5 years or less) in theology, philosophy, peace studies, psychology, humanities, the arts, ethics, politics, sociology, or any allied field. Proposals must be submitted no later than November 15, 2022. All papers should be conversant with Schreiter’s work on Reconciliation and seek to engage in mutually-informative and mutually-critical dialogue for the purpose of better understanding and assisting in the work of healing the wounds of trauma. Authors selected for participation will be notified no later than December 15th, 2022. Draft papers should be submitted no later than March 31st, 2023.

    For consideration, paper proposals must be submitted to no later than November 15, 2022 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 250 words

    Each accepted symposium participant will be awarded a stipend of $500 to help defray travel and lodging expenses.

    Please direct questions for clarification to

  • 09/21/2022 1:54 PM | Christine Firer Hinze (Administrator)

    Dear CTSA Colleagues,

    We are delighted to announce that applications are open through January 9th, 2023,  for the inaugural cohort of scholars in Fordham University's new Master's in Theological Studies degree. Full information about this rigorous, two-year, 48-credit program, plus a shareable brochure, are available here and here.  Full tuition scholarships available for competitive applicants. Will you please spread the word among your faculty colleagues, and especially with your theology-passionate students who might be interested in applying?  For questions please write to

    Thank you so much!  Christine Firer Hinze, Fordham Theology

  • 09/21/2022 11:22 AM | Anonymous

    Religion after Roe: Abortion in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
    An Interfaith Conversation at John Carroll University -  
    Sept. 19, 2022

    Watch the Video


    • Rahmah Abdulaleem, Executive Director, KARAMAH
    • Julie Hanlon Rubio, CTSA Member and Shea-Heusamen Professor of Christian Social Ethics and Associate Dean at Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University
    • Michal Raucher, Associate Professor, Jewish Studies, Rutgers University

    In overturning Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court thrust abortion into the headlines, reigniting with new intensity one of the most painful battles of the culture wars in this country. Abortion is a complex legal question, a divisive social issue, and—for many Americans—a deeply religious matter. Too often, religious concerns are written off or warped to serve political agendas. Too often, we fail to recognize the profound convictions that motivate religious people on all sides of this issue. Join us as scholars of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam discuss the different ways in which their traditions understand abortion, and how their beliefs are lived out in a pluralistic, religiously diverse democracy.

    Sponsored by The Breen Chair in Catholic Theology, The Mandel Chair in Jewish Studies, The Nursi Chair in Islamic Studies, and The Tuohy Chair in Interreligious Studies.

  • 09/19/2022 12:38 PM | Anonymous

    Boston College hosting two online events acknowledging Richard Gaillardetz' contributions to the field of ecclesiology:

    Friday, September 23rd  7:30 p.m. (ET) - Livestreamed

    Last Lecture Loving and Reforming a Holy, yet Broken Church
    Richard Gaillardetz, Boston College   

    Last Lecture Livestream Link   

    Saturday, September 24th    10:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (ET) - Livestreamed Conference

    The Contributions of Richard Gaillardez
    to the Field of Ecclesiology 
    Hosted by Boston College

    Conference Livestream Link

  • 09/19/2022 12:27 PM | Anonymous

    Center of Theological Inquiry - Call for Applications
    Thriving in Diverse Context
    A Study Program on Psychological Science 
    for Researchers in Christian Theology
    June 2023 - May 2025

    Program made possible by grant from the John Templeton Foundation

    Call for Applications - Details

    Center of Theological Inquiry / Apply

  • 09/16/2022 11:59 AM | Anonymous
    CTSA member's Jose Mario Bautista Maximiano book MCMLXXII 500-Taong Kristiyao (1872-1972) Vol. 2 won Best Book in Ministry at the 16th Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards on September 15, 2022). 

    A feature article, published by UCA News and printed by Singapore-based Sunday Examiner, is nominated to the Catholic Mass Media Awards 2022 this coming November.


  • 09/14/2022 11:34 AM | Anonymous

    The CTSA remembers John W. O'Malley, S.J.,
    who died on September 11. 

    See the Catholic News Service's, "Jesuit Fr. John O'Malley, church historian, teacher, author, dies at 95" (NCROnline, Sept. 12, 2022) <> to reach a beautiful reflection on Fr. O'Malley's life.

    Eternal rest grant unto John, O Lord, 
    and let perpetual light shine upon him. 
    May he rest in peace. 
    Love always, in the name of Jesus.

  • 09/11/2022 2:35 PM | Anonymous

    Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations is the journal of the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations and is published by the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College. The Journal publishes peer-reviewed scholarship on the history, theology, and contemporary realities of Jewish-Christian relations and reviews new materials in the field. The Journal also provides a vehicle for exchange of information, cooperation, and mutual enrichment in the field of Christian-Jewish studies and relations. SCJR is included in the following indexes: ATLA’s Full-Text Journal Index and Religion Database; the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ); EBSCO's Academic Search Complete (ASC), Historical Abstracts, America: History and Life, and Humanities International Index; Index to Jewish Periodicals; ProQuest Religion Database; and RAMBI (Index of Articles on Jewish Studies).

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