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Gerard Mannion (Sept. 21, 2019)

It is with tremendous sadness and shock that the Executive Committee of INSeCT announces the news that Gerard Mannion, President of the International Network of Societies for Catholic Theology, passed away suddenly on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Gerard Mannion has left his mark on a broad spectrum of theological forums. He was the Chair in Catholic Studies in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Georgetown University, a senior research fellow at the Berkley Center, and the founding chair of the Ecclesiological Investigations International Research Network. As a long-standing member of the Catholic Theological Society of America, he had assumed the presidency of the International Network of Societies for Catholic Theology in 2017.

He was published widely in the fields of ecclesiology, ethics, and public theology, as well as in other fields of systematic theology and philosophy. His numerous books include Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism: Evangelii Gaudium and the Papal Agenda (2017), Where We Dwell in Common: Pathways for Dialogue in the 21st Century (ed., 2015), and The Routledge Companion to the Christian Church (2008, ed. with Lewis Mudge). He was also editor of the Bloomsbury Publishing series “Ecclesiological Investigations” and series editor, with Oxford University’s Mark Chapman, of Palgrave Macmillan’s “Pathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue” series.

Gerard had commitments to a thoroughly accountable and above all inclusive Roman Catholic Church among the faithful; its continuing and eager ecumenical engagement outside the fold; and a readiness to think and write well as a public theologian. He was a great lover of the Church, a passionate ecumenist, and a loyal, collaborative colleague in every endeavour he undertook, which were many.

As President of INSeCT, Gerard worked with passion and commitment to develop the Network so that it could continue to respond to its vision and mission of connecting Catholic theology worldwide as it serves both the Church and the world. His intelligence, dedication, humour and leadership shall be sorely missed.

We  keep Gerard, his family, colleagues and friends, in our  thoughts and prayers.

Eternal rest grant to Gerard, O Lord;
and let light perpetual shine upon him. 
May his soul, and the souls 
of all the faithful departed, 
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

The Executive of INSeCT

Nontando Hadebe (CTSSA)

Maeve Louise Heaney (ACTA)

Gunter Prüller-Jagenteufel (ESCT)

Paulo Fernando Carneiro de Andrade (SOTER)

Members (July 2016)


Catholic Theological Association of Nigeria (CATHAN) Fr. Austin Schema President
Sr. Mary Jane Aririguzo Secretary
Catholic Theological Society of Southern Africa (CTSSA) Hadebe Nontando Acting President
Association des Théologiens Catholiques du Bénin (ATCB) Gaston Ogui Cossi President
Cellule de réflexion et de propositions des théologiens Ivoiriens (CREPTI) Jean Bonzo Kouassi President


Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines (DaKaTeo) Dennis Gonzales President
Indian Theological Association Vincent Kundukulam President
Ecclesia of Women in Asia (EWA) Kristine Meneses President
Indian Women Theologians Forum (IWFT) Virginia Saldanha Secretary
Patricia Santos Member
Australian Catholic Theological Association (ACTA) Gerard Kelly President


Europäische Gesellschaft für katholische Theologie (ET) Pierre van Hecke

Marie-Jo Thiel


President elect


La Unión de Instituciones Teológicas Católicas en México (UITCAM) Jorge Piedad President
Sociedad Argentina de Teologia (SAT) Omar César Albado President
Sociedad Chilena de Teologia (SCT) Silva Gatica Sergio President
Sociedad Uruguaya de Teología (SUT) Pablo Peralta President
Daniel Kerber Secretary
Sociedade de Teologia e Ciências da Religio, Brasil (SOTER) Cesar Cuzmar President
Asociación Colombiana de Teólogas (ACT) Verónica Naranjo Quintero President
Isabel Corpas de Posada Member
Teologanda Argentina Gabriela Di Renzo Comité Científico


Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS) Elsie Miranda President
Maria Teresa Dávila  President elect
Black Catholic Theological Symposium (BCTS) C. Vanessa White Convenor
Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA) David Hollenbach

Mary E. Hines


President elect

College Theology Society (CTS) William Portier President
Société Canadienne de Théologie Jean-François Roussel Vice-President

Some affiliated groups

Conference of Catholic Theological Institutions (COCTI) Thierry-Marie Courau President
The Circle of Concerned African Concerned Women Theologians (CCACWT) Fulata Lusungu Moyo General Coordinator
Philomena Mwaura Member
Theological Advisory Commission-Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conference (TAC-FABC) Vimal Tirimanna President
Núcleo Mujeres y Teología de Guatemala Maite Menor Coordinator 1
Cinthia Méndez Coordinator 2
Association des Théologiens Africains (ATA) Nathanaël Soede Yaovi President
Rafael Sapato Member
Association des Universités et Instituts supérieurs Catholiques d’Africque et Madagascar (ASUNICAM) / Association of Catholic Universities and High Institutes of Africa and Madagascar (ACUHIAM) Jean-Bosco Matand President
Peter Gichure Secretary
žAmerindia Colombia Red Socorro Vivas Albán

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In order to inform on news about INSeCT, to exchange information on the activities of the THEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATIONS that are MEMBERS OF THE NETWORK and to share personal researches, publications, etc. we have created a facebook group of INSeCT:

This platform is dedicated to sharing resources, blogs, posts, writings, questions, and discussions to support each other in engaging the International Networking of Societies for Catholic Theology.

Who can join the group?

  • the members of the steering committee of INSeCT
  • the presidents of the Catholic Theological Societies that are members of INSeCT
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  • members of the societies that are members of INSeCT

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