Cardinal Cupich was the main celebrant during the 50th anniversary celebration of Catholic Theological Union on May 5, 2019, held at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Hyde Park. After Mass, the James and Catherine Denny Center at Catholic Theological Union was dedicated back on campus. In 1964, Cardinal Leo Joseph Suenens of Belgium spoke at the University of Chicago and urged that seminaries of the future might be urban based, in the context of a great academic center, and ecumenical in spirit. That speech inspired the founding of CTU in 1968, when several religious orders combined their seminary resources, moved to Chicago’s Hyde Park, and began a daring experiment in collaboration. Fifty years later, CTU has grown to be a premier school of theology, sponsored by 24 religious communities, with a global reputation for academic and pastoral excellence.