Theology Department

Choosing theology as one of my majors has changed my life. One of the most humbling things I learned is that the more knowledge you pursue, the more you realize how little you know. Exploring various areas of theology, from the Gospels to dogma and their related historical and philosophical aspects, has given new meaning to my faith and permeated my life.
- Anna Walenski ‘11

If your intellectual dream is to follow the Catholic Dominican tradition of integrating mind and heart in the study of God, you should consider majoring in theology or pastoral ministry.


Second Annual Department of Theology Latin@ Symposium


Bloomsbury GuideHugh McElwain was named Distinguished Service Professor of Theology

Fr. Richard Woods OP, Professor of Theology, published The Bloomsbury Guide to Christian Spirituality which he co-edited with Philip Tyler.  

Kathy Heskin, Professor of Pastoral Ministry published "Christian Spirituality in America: Native American Spirituality" in this volume.

In February, Clodagh Weldon, Professor of Theology, published "The Priest who was anointed by Jung" in The Cathoilic Herald. She also gave a Theology on Tap presentation on 'Bad Girls of the Bible' in July.


In May Diane Mercadente ('00) and Jim Negrete ('10) earned their MAs in Theology, Spirituality and Scripture from CTU, and Tania Mann ('08) earned an MA in Systematic Theology from the University of Notre Dame

Pat Chuchla ('01, '10) earned a Certificate in Lay Ecclesial Ministry from the Archdiocese of Chicago

Justin Thirstrup ('11) was hired as Campus Minister and Theology Teacher at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights

Hannah Minks ('12) was hired as Religion Teacher at Archbishop Hoban High School, Ohio.

Sue Stroka ('04) was elected President of Illinois Citizens for Life

Susan Dehn Matthews ('78) published a book, No Longer Silent" The Empowerment of Women in the Gospels