Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy
A venture of the Center for Catholic Studies and the School of Law, the Murphy Institute works to engage both the public and academic community in rigorous discussions that bring historical and contemporary Catholic perspectives to bear on debates in law and public policy. From Augustine and Aquinas to Galileo and Thomas More, on to Montesquieu, Mother Teresa, Saint John Paul II and Pope Francis, the vibrant programs of the Murphy Institute plumb the interdisciplinary riches of the Catholic intellectual tradition and draw upon other academic disciplines and faith traditions to engage the church and community, facilitate scholarship, provide public policy analysis, and support student scholars.
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lucas Swanepoel, Sr. Director Government Affairs Catholic Charities USA, and David Vang, Prof. of Finance, University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, debate the value of block grants.
University of St. Thomas School of Law
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
This interdisciplinary workshop will discuss current legislation on medically assisted suicide for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, with a special focus on mental health.
St. Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge, England
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Featuring Gerald Schlabach, Prof. of Theology, University of St. Thomas, and John O'Keefe, Prof. and A. F. Jacobson Chair in Communications, Historical Theology, Creighton University.
LIB 108 (Leather Room)
O'Shaughnessy Frey Library
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Campus