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. 

Upcoming Events

Business as an Agent for Social Change: Social Entrepreneurship; Benefit Corporations; and Curing Poverty (part of the Higher Calling Series)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

As part of the Higher Calling series, the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy invites you to join us for a two- part interdisciplinary program examining how entrepreneurship and new business models might affect social change.

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Hans Joas - Human Dignity Lecture

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Hans Joas is a Permanent Fellow at the University of Freiburg in Germany and Professor of Sociology and a Member of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.

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Spring Conference March 20-21, 2014

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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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