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, Pope 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:

  • Facilitate scholarship and scholarly discussions
  • Engage and serve the church and community through public events
  • Support the development of curricular resources that integrate the Catholic intellectual tradition in the classroom
  • Provide nonpartisan public policy analysis
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Upcoming Events

Jan 27 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
January 27, 2017, Seminar at 1:30 p.m.; Lecture at 3:30 p.m.

Ted Davis, Professor of the History of Science at Messiah College, will speak as part of the 2016 Seminar and Lecture Series: "The Earth Unmoored? Reading Nature and Scripture in the Time of Galileo"

Apr 07 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017
5:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Fri., April 7, 2017; Reception 5:45pm, Program 6:45pm

All are welcome to this special evening with NY Times Op-Ed columnist, Ross Douthat, and professor and political commentator, Dr. Cornel West.