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Bernardin Center

The Bernardin Center for Theology and Ministry was established in 1997 with the blessing of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin to foster understanding in areas such as reconciliation, peacemaking, leadership development for the Church, interreligious dialogue, the consistent ethic of life, young adult programming, and the Catholic Common Ground Initiative.

Cardinal Bernardin advocated for certain issues of church and society that were of particular concern to him as a pastor and person of faith. The Bernardin Center for Theology and Ministry explores these signature issues through its strategic vision, public outreach, and educational initiatives. The Bernardin Center sponsors theological research, public lectures and seminars, and topical conferences that help foster understanding of the issues closely associated with Cardinal Bernardin's legacy.

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