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The John Courtney Murray Award

At the CTSA's annual convention, the Society honors one of its members for a lifetime of distinguished theological achievement through the conferral of the John Courtney Murray Award, named for one of its early Board members who was a major theologian in the American Catholic Church.  Nominations can be made by CTSA members each fall for the award to be given at the next convention.


Daniel K. Finn                                                     Award Citation

2022 John Courtney Murray Awardee




Catherine Mowry LaCugna Award 

The Catholic Theological Society of America grants the Catherine Mowry LaCugna Award to new scholars for the best academic essay in the field of theology within the Roman Catholic tradition.


Craig A. Ford, Jr.
Our New Galileo Affair

2022 Catherine Mowry LaCugna Awardee



Ann O'Hara Graff Memorial Award
Awarded by the Women's Consultation in Constructive Theology

The Ann O’Hara Graff award was established to honor the life and recognize the scholarly commitments of our late colleague Ann O’Hara Graff, whose insight and passion combined to weave theology constructively together with life outside the academy. 

Each year the Women’s Consultation in Constructive Theology invites members of the CTSA to nominate a woman member of the CTSA whose accomplishments include the various types of woman-defined scholarship, and liberating action on behalf of women in the church and/or the broader community.

Ann O'Hara Graff Memorial Award and the nomination process.

Ann O'Hara Graff Nomination Form

Ann O'Hara Graff - Theologian, Educator, and Writer 



Francine Cardman

2022 Ann O'Hara Graff Memorial Awardee


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