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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Hot Topics: Cool Talk - Just Wages: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Perspectives

Friday, January 23, 2015

Prof. Susan Stabile (UST Law) and Dr. David Vang (UST Finance) delve into the complexities of Catholic Social Thought and the economics of just wages.

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"Does Believing Corrupt Thinking? Faith, Antecedent Commitments, and Intellectual Inquiry"

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Featuring Steven Justice, President of the Berkeley Institute and Professor of English at UC Berkeley and the University of Mississippi.

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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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