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Diocese committed
to assuring safety

Safe Environment project promotes the power of prevention

Safe Environment Project

St. Edward's
camp draws pupils
from region

Language, math,
more at St. Leo
summer school

Horse camp is a
summer dream
come true

Sports, academics
at Salesian High

Learn how you and
your teen can stay
cool, when anger
heats you up

Exciting play in
50th anniversary

Friendly rivals cap
their CYO career in
championship game

St. Theresa's
volleyball team
wins title

GTU at 50 work
of a sacred character

History of GTU

'We'll feed their
souls' as hundreds
join rally

knows his way
around the globe

How chrism is made

Rev. Richard
McCafferty, S.J.

A beginner's guide
to the Divine Mercy

Catholic television's upcoming programs

Holy Family Sisters plan trio of events

Cal State East Bay
group seeks
Catholic alumni

Newman plans
alumni reunion
on April 20

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History of GTU

Berkeley's Graduate Theological Union (GTU) was founded Sept. 24, 1962, by representatives of four Bay Area Christian schools who sought a joint effort to offer a doctoral degree in theology, though discussions on a joint effort had begun in the late 1950s. The Second Vatican Council also began in 1962, urging, an ecumenical vision addressing the Catholic Church's relationship to the world. In 1964, the first Catholic institution, the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (then College of St. Albert the Great), joined the GTU. Other Catholic schools joined — the Jesuit School of Theology in 1966 and the Franciscan School of Theology in 1968. Other denominations also joined, making the GTU today "the largest partnership of seminaries and graduate schools in the United States."

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