It is a great pleasure to introduce you to the community and work of Catholic Theological College, Melbourne, a college of the University of Divinity. Catholic Theological College provides theological and pastoral education for anyone seeking to deepen their knowledge of the Catholic tradition and to contribute in the Church’s pastoral mission. It is a community of learning and research in a wide range of fields associated with the Christian faith, seeking to critically engage the sources of Christianity and to creatively respond to the hopes and needs of our contemporary world.
Over the past 18 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live as individuals, as families, as faith communities and as societies. It has changed the way we work and socialise, and of course the way we study. CTC is responding to this emerging situation, with COVIDSafe face to face learning environments and options for online and blended learning in some courses. You may wish to audit a few lectures for personal interest, participate in professional development offerings, undertake undergraduate or postgraduate awards, or pursue higher research in master’s or doctoral degrees.
Graduates of the College will use their knowledge and skills in interpreting Christian texts and traditions, pastoral care and spirituality to enhance their employment in ministry, education, health, welfare and chaplaincy. CTC faculty are highly qualified and internationally recognised in their fields; many are actively involved in the pastoral life of the Church as ministers, teachers and preachers, which greatly enriches the perspective they bring to their scholarly work.
At the heart of CTC is the Mannix Library, which continues to add new digital and print resources to a collection that has been built up over more than ninety years.
As the Fifth Plenary Council of the Catholic Church in Australia continues to call all sectors of the church to a renewed mission and a more creative engagement with Australian society, I invite you to explore CTC’s resources for theological education, spiritual enrichment and ministry training.