At Catholic Theological College our emphasis on personal reflection and pastoral service, combined with our excellence in academic rigour, enables us to offer students opportunities for deeper understanding of our faith and ways to explore how faith can contribute to our contemporary world.
Catholic Theological College is a place of learning and research in a wide range of fields associated with the Christian faith. It offers opportunities for deeper understanding of our faith and for exploring the ways in which that faith can contribute to our contemporary world. Studying at CTC is a chance to be enriched by this reflection, drawing on the Catholic tradition, in a community that is committed to pastoral service of the Church.
The College brings together a stimulating and supportive mix of lay men and women, religious, and those preparing for the priesthood, with students of all ages and backgrounds. Some attend just a few lectures for personal interest, others complete undergraduate or postgraduate awards, with a growing number pursuing research in masters or doctoral degrees.
At the heart of CTC is the Daniel Mannix Library, which continues to add new scholarly resources to a collection that has been built up over more than ninety years. Its shelves of books and journals are surrounded by open and airy study spaces, which encourage its users to take up and read (Tolle lege), as the College motto suggests.
I hope that you will hear an invitation to join us at CTC, to deepen your understanding of the riches of our faith.
Reverend Dr Kevin LenehanPrincipal
Catholic Theological College
Catholic Theological College (CTC) was established in 1972 by a group of dioceses and religious orders which agreed to act together as a confederated body in academic matters. This federation currently comprises the Archdioceses of Melbourne and Hobart, the Dioceses of Ballarat, Sandhurst and Sale, the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, the Salesians of Don Bosco, the Conventual Franciscan Friars, the Dominican Friars, the Missionaries of God’s Love, the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and the Society of the Divine Saviour (Salvatorians). CTC also has seminarians attending from other dioceses and formation houses including: the Archdiocese of Adelaide, the Diocese of Port Pirie, Darwin, Wollongong, and the Capuchin Friars.
CTC is committed to the highest standards of teaching and research in philosophy and theology, within the Catholic tradition. It collaborates in the Church’s mission to spread the Gospel, and provides academic formation for people committed to the pastoral service of the Church. In 1973, CTC became a Recognised Teaching Institution of University of Divinity, which was constituted as a degree-granting body by the Parliament of Victoria in 1910.