Terrence J. Murphy Institute

for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy

The Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy is a collaboration between the Center for Catholic Studies and the School of Law at the University of St. Thomas. The Institute explores the various interactions between law and Catholic thought on topics ranging from workers' rights to criminal law to marriage and family. 

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Patents on Life: Through the Lenses of Law, Religious Faith and Social Justice

Friday and Saturday, September 4-5, 2015

The conference will look at patents on living matter - including human genes, DNA, and stem cells as well as microorganisms, plants and animals -from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including law, bioethics, social justice and development studies, and theology.

St. Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge

(Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, CB3 0DF)

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Women, Sex, and the Church: A Case for Catholic Teaching

The Murphy Institute has published a Teaching Guide designed for Professors and Students of Law, Feminist Theory, and Sexual and Social Ethics.  For more information and to download the complimentary Teaching Guide, click here.

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