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Statement on the Clerical Abuse Scandal


The College Theology Society (CTS) stands in compassionate solidarity with the victims of clergy sexual abuse. As members of the community of faith, we acknowledge the pain of our brothers and sisters. We pray for their healing and peace, for the pursuit of justice, and for renewed wisdom and compassion from our Church's leaders. We move forward in trust, confident that God’s grace will heal those who suffer and strengthen us all in our faith journey, even in the face of evil.


In our role as educators, we recognize our responsibility to influence the moral development of those we teach in colleges, universities, and seminaries. We will continue our commitment to participate in the formation of our students, helping them to respond in faith to God’s call to holiness in unwavering rejection of the horrific sins of sexual abuse and of dishonesty toward the People of God.


We pray and share fellowship together. Most of us teach. Some of us even teach together. Many of us write and edit. We often collaborate. All of us learn, together and apart, about God, the Church, and each other.


The College Theology Society was founded in 1954, inspired by a daring idea: college students deserve the very best in theological education. The idea translated into a professional society in which women and men, lay and religious, found common cause in their love of theology, both as scholars and teachers. 


The fruits of the founders' labors are evident in the Society today where ongoing explorations of theological and religious questions occur in an atmosphere of inclusive hospitality and where the idea of teaching theology to college students remains a daring one.


All are welcome. Would you consider joining us?

Bishops and theologians

Interested in Bill Portier's remarks to the USCCB Committee on Doctrine at their meeting with representatives from professional theological societies? Click on the title of the document for the full text: "The Sociology of Catholic Theology."

Membership and Renewals

Would you like to join the College Theology Society? Would you like to renew an established membership? Click below and please make sure we have your current contact information and areas of specialty, as well as whether you prefer to receive Horizons Online Only or Print and Online.

 

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Annual Meeting!

We met at St. Catherine's in Minnesota May 31-June 3. Check out some highlights that were tweeted at #CTS18MN. Fill out your evaluation here or go here for Annual Volume submission guidelines and reviewer volunteer form. Look for info on next year's annual meeting on Global Catholicism at the College of Mount St. Vincent College in the Bronx, NY coming soon! #CTS19NYC

Help us promote OUR journal, Horizons!

Remember that Horizons is the journal of our Society. Help us promote it by sharing our flyer on your department bulletin board or wherever you can! Also, please follow Horizons on Twitter!

CTS on the Web

Check out a recent feature on CTS from CUA library science student Elizabeth Siniscalchi.

CTS Twitter Feed

2018 Fr. Sloyan Annual Fund

Collected: $1,450.00
Goal: $3,000.00
48%

The Fr. Gerard S. Sloyan Annual Fund will allow the College Theology Society to honor Fr. Sloyan and to continue the Society's support for scholarship, pedagogy, and community in theology and religious studies.


Every gift, regardless of amount, will be gratefully accepted. All donations are tax-deductible, and provide the opportunity of honoring other members and supporters of the College Theology Society who have contributed in the past through their words and actions.


For more information, click here.

Scholarship - The Sloyan Fund will support us in remaining a center of accessible, collegial theological scholarship through our meetings and publications.


Pedagogy - The Fund will help us continue opportunities like workshops and symposia for our development as teachers of religious studies and theology.


Community - The Fund will sustain us into the future as a welcoming, diverse community of scholars, colleagues, and friends.

The College Theology Society is a registered, non-profit professional society and a Related Scholarly Organization of the American Academy of Religion.

Email: secretary@collegetheology.org

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