Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy

Named for the university's longtime president and chancellor, 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

Upcoming Events

Feb 24 2016
Jeanne Bishop

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Jeanne Bishop has traveled an extraordinary 25-year journey that ultimately led to her corresponding and then meeting multiple times with her sister's killer.

Feb 26 2016
Hot Topics

Friday, February 26, 2016
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Dr. Robert Kahn and Dr. Kimberly Vrudny will explore legal and theological approaches to hate speech.

Connect with us: